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January 17, 2020

Shorties (An Interview with Jenny Offill, A Profile of Courtney Barnett, and more)

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The Millions interviewed author Jenny Offill.

The Philadelphia Inquirer profiled singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett.

Largehearted Boy's list of "best books of 2019" lists has collected 1,430 year-end lists so far.

Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting year-end "best of 2019" music lists.

January's best eBook deals.

eBook on sale today for $1.99:

A Friend of the Family by Lauren Grodstein
World's Fair by E.L. Doctorow

The New York Times examined the effect a Barack Obama mention has on book sales.

Uproxx ranked Bright Eyes albums.

The Strand Magazine recommended books about family secrets.

Stream a new song by Tiña.

The New York Times recommended three new books that help explain modern Russia.

Stream a new Best Coast song.

Jim Tomlinson discussed his memoir The Elephant in the Room with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Stream a previously unreleased David Bowie song.

Colm Toibin reviewed Garth Greenwell's new novel Cleanness at the New York Times.

Read an excerpt from the book.

The Paris Review and Electric Literature interviewed Greenwell.

Stream a song from Mitski's Austin City Limits performance.

Bookworm interviewed author Jonathan Blum.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed London band Shopping.

Shondaland interviewed author Carmen Maria Machado.

Stream a new song by Squirrel Flower.

The New York Times recommended the week's best new books.

Rolling Stone interviewed Destroyer's Dan Bejar.

The Rumpus interviewed poet Paulina Flores.

Pom Pom Squad covered FKA Twigs' "Cellophane."

Words Without Borders shared an excerpt from Peter Stamm’s new novel The Sweet Indifference of the World.

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previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists

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