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January 27, 2020

Shorties (The Guardian's Top Debut Novelists of 2020, Reconsidering Beach House's Teen Dream Album, and more)

Teen Dream by Beach House

The Guardian interviewed 2020's best debut novelists.


Stereogum reconsidered Beach House's Teen Dream album on its 10th anniversary.


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 for $1.99 today:

Loving Day by Mat Johnson


The Haden Triplets discussed their new album with Weekend Edition.


Tochi Onyebuchi talked to NPR Books about his novel Riot Baby.


God Is in the TV interviewed Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers.


The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed William Gibson.

"I’ve long assumed that historical fiction is fundamentally speculative. We revise factual history as we learn more about the past, and we alter our sense of how the past was in accordance."


yeule covered Melody's Echo Chamber's "Quand Vas Tu Rentrer."


Charles Yu discussed his new novel Interior Chinatown with Weekend Edition.

"We've all seen Law & Order, and every few seasons it seems like they do an episode set in Chinatown. And you have the two leads and they're in the foreground and it's their story, and way in the background, almost out of focus, is a guy unloading a van. And I wanted to tell a story about that guy."


Stream a split single from the Sadies and King Khan.


The Guardian interviewed author and musician Tracey Thorn.


Bustle recommended books you can read in a day.


Stream a new Mount Sharp song.


The Guardian recommended books about land and power.


Stream a new Clem Snide song.


Bookworm interviewed author Daniel Mendelsohn.


The Quietus interviewed Destroyer frontman Dan Bejar.


Book Riot recommended books about beer.


Marlon James is launching a podcast.



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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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