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January 11, 2019

Shorties (An Interview with Kristen Roupenian, A New Essay by Julien Baker, and more)

You Know You Want This

Kristen Roupenian discussed her new short fiction collection, You Know You Want This, with the Guardian.

The Oxford American features a new essay by Julien Baker.

85 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation last week (bringing the total to 1,487), including Clash Magazine’s best music books and Graphic Policy’s best comics.

Largehearted Boy's essential and interesting 2018 year-end music lists (updated daily).

January's best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor
Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor
Blood, Sweat, and Pixels by Jason Schreier
Delicious! by Ruth Reichl

NPR Music is streaming Toro y Moi's new album, Outer Peace.

The Paris Review features a new essay by R. O. Kwon.

NPR Music is streaming Pedro the Lion's new album Phoenix.

Bookworm interviewed author John Wray.

Stereogum reconsidered Smog's Knock Knock album after 20 years.

Troy James Weaver discussed his latest book Temporal with The Nervous Breakdown.

Stream a new Stella Donnelly song.

The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed poet Tommy Pico.

Stream a new song by Beirut.

Literary Hub interviewed author David Mitchell.

Stream a new Deerhunter song.

Harper's shared an excerpt from Han Kang's new book, The White Book.

Joy Williams covered Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence."

Stereogum reconsidered the Knife's Silent Shout album on it's 10th anniversary.

Stream a new Ryan Adams song.

Stream a new SOAK song.

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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