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July 19, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Arundhati Roy, New Music from The War on Drugs, and more)

The Nation interviewed author Arundhati Roy.

Stream a new song by the War on Drugs.

GQ interviewed author Teju Cole about travel.

PopMatters interviewed singer-songwriter Steve Earle.

Vogue profiled author Imbolo Mbue.

Stream a new song by the Lemon Twigs.

Book Riot recommended July's best new books from independent publishers.

Stream a new Madeline Kenney song.

Hazlitt interviewed author Don Winslow.

Stream a new song by the Weather Station.

The Rumpus poetry book club interviewed Erika L. Sanchez.

Stream a new Propagandhi song.

Bookforum interviewed author Quinn Latimer.

Flagpole profiled the Athens band Five Eight.

Literary Hub recommended beach reads about murder at the beach.

Stream a new Shilpa Ray song.

The winners of the 2016 Shirley Jackson Awards have been announced.

Creative Loafing Tampa Bay interviewed Strand of Oaks' Tim Showalter.

Granta features new short fiction by Jeffery Renard Allen.

Stream a new Cadet Kelly song.

Junot Diaz's next book will be a children's picture books.

GQ examined the legacy of John Coltrane's album Interstellar Space.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Noley Reid's novel Pretend We Are Lovely.

eBooks on sale for $1.13 today:

After Henry by Joan Didion

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

The Birthday of the World by Ursula K. Le Guin
Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks
The Coral Sea by Patti Smith
Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
Girl in the Woods by Aspen Matis
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
Journey to the End of the Night by Celine
Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges
The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt
Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
Peony by Pearl S. Buck
Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby, Jr.
The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter
This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash
Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
The Toughest Indian in the World by Sherman Alexie
Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons by Kurt Vonnegut
Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut
Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley
A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler
John Crow's Devil by Marlon James
Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume
The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

Every Kind of Wanting by Gina Frangello
How the World Works by Noam Chomsky
The Hunters by James Salter
Sam Shepard: A Life by John Winters

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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
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)
weekly music release lists