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September 14, 2017

Shorties (An Interview with Karl Ove Knausgaard, Stream the New Josh Ritter Album, and more)

Chicago Tonight interviewed author Karl Ove Knausgaard.

NPR Music is streaming the new Josh Ritter album Gathering.

BuzzFeed features a new Kaveh Akbar poem.

Drowned in Sound interviewed members of the band Alvvays.

Eleanor Henderson discussed her new novel The Twelve-Mile Straight with the Daily Tarheel.

Dan Deacon discussed his album Spiderman of the Rings on its 10th anniversary with the Baltimore Sun.

Salon interviewed Holly Goddard Jones, Celeste Ng, Eleanor Henderson, Chelsea Martin and Gabriel Tallent about their new books.

NPR Music is streaming the new Godspeed You Black Emperor album Luciferian Towers.

Houstonia interviewed Nicole Krauss about her new novel Forest Dark.

PopMatters profiled singer-songwriter Matthew Sweet.

Attica Locke discussed her new novel Bluebird, Bluebird with Morning Edition.

NPR Music is streaming the new METZ album Strange Peace.

Lucy Ives discussed her novel Impossible Views of the World with Bookforum.

R.I.P., Grant Hart of Husker Du.

Hazlitt shared a conversation between authors Kathleen Winter and Alison Pick.

NPR Music is streaming the new Cut Copy album Haiku from Zero.

Electric Literature interviewed author Josephine Rowe.

Lee Ranaldo discussed his musical influences with Tidal.

CLASH interviewed author Troy James Weaver.

SPIN interviewed Ariel Pink.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Daniel Mendelsohn.

Dent May shared three cover songs at Aquarium Drunkard.

Rolling Stone profiled poet Eileen Myles.

Allah-Las covered Kathy Heideman's "The Earth Won’t Hold Me."

Jon McGregor recommended contemporary short stories at the Guardian.

Stream a new Wavves song.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Bagombo Snuff Box by Kurt Vonnegut
The Constant Gardener by John le Carre
Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut
Devotion by Dani Shapiro
Georgia O'Keefe by Roxana Robinson
The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle
The Last Gentleman by Walker Percy
Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin
Loner by Teddy Wayne
My Name Is Leon by Kit de Waal
North Haven by Sarah Moriarty
Palm Sunday by Kurt Vonnegut
Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
The Temple of Gold by William Goldman

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Girl waits with Gun by Amy Stewart
The Narrow Door by Paul Lisicky
Native Believer by Ali Eteraz

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

All About Lulu by Jonathan Evison
Goddess of Buttercups & Daisies by Martin Millar
Memoirs of a Porcupine by Alain Mabanckou
My Happy Life by Lydia Millet
The Palace of Illusions by Kim Addonizio
They Live by Jonathan Lethem

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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