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February 6, 2019

Shorties (An Interview with Mary Ruefle, Debbie Harry's Forthcoming Memoir, and more)

Mary Ruefle

Bookworm interviewed poet Mary Ruefle.

Debbie Harry's memoir, Face It, will be published next year.

February's best eBook deals.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

Rockaway by Tara Ison
Sick in the Head by Judd Apatow

eBook on sale for $3.99 today:

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Stream Italian shoegazers Be Forest's new album, Knockturne.

Apartment Therapy visited poet Morgan Parker's house.

Kurt Vile played a Tiny Desk Concert.

Broadly recommended 2019 books by women authors.

Stream a new Charly Bliss song.

Vulture recommended February's best books.

Stream a new Andrew Bird song.

Marlon James talked to All Things Considered and Electric Literature about his novel Black Leopard, Red Wolf.

PopMatters interviewed musician Bob Mould.

Benjamin Dreyer discussed his book, Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style, with Fresh Air.

Stream a new song by poet and singer-songwriter Jamila Woods.

Electric Literature interviewed poet Morgan Parker.

Stream a new song by Rosie Tucker.

The Guardian recommended books about idleness.

Stream a new song by Le Ren.

The Telegraph India interviewed author Andre Aciman.

Stereogum profiled the band Mercury Rev.

Applications are now open for the Whiting Foundation's Creative Nonfiction Grant, which awards up to eight writers with a book under contract $40,000.

Literary Hub recommended books you might have missed in January.

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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