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April 24, 2020

Shorties (The New Generation of Female South Korean Authors, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Top Rappers, and more)

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-joo

The Guardian examined the new generation of South Korean female writers.

“During the recession, many novels were about the pain and anxiety of fathers and young men,” Cho says. “Recently, readers love stories about the lives of older women, books that focus on the social life and concerns of female workers, express sympathy between female colleagues, friends, and neighbours … themes that weren’t considered as a subject of literature are now covered.”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez named her top 5 rappers of all time.

April's best eBook deals

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

The Half-God of Rainfall by Inua Ellams

eBook on sale for $4.99 today:

Home Work by Julie Andrews

NPR Music and BrooklynVegan shared calendars of live online virtual concerts.

Vivek Shraya discussed her novel The Subtweet with NPR Books.

Music is how Shraya kick-started her career, and it's been a constant throughout her life. In fact, each copy of The Subtweet comes with a link to download a free album featuring original songs Shraya performed for the novel.

Lucinda Williams talked to PopMatters and All Things Considered about her new album.

Climate activists recommended books about climate change at Teen Vogue.

Rodrigo y Gabriela played a live set for The Current.

Andre Aciman talked books and reading with the Guardian.

SPIN profiled singer-songwriter Brendan Benson.

Tatler recommended spring nonfiction books.

GQ profiled singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

Stream a new song by Isbell.

Men's Health recommended the best science fiction books to read during our "vaguely dystopian time."

Nick Cave has launched a 24/7 livestream.

Bookworm interviewed author Rob Doyle.

CrimeReads recommended crime novels in the time of plague.

Aquarium Drunkard recommended albums featuring Sir Richard Bishop.

Vogue recommended summer's best books.

Stream a new Sam Prekop song.

Library Journal updated its 2020 graphic novels preview.

Kawai Strong Washburn discussed his brilliant debut novel Sharks in the Time of Saviors with BOMB.

American history is littered with big man myths, but most of the powerful change in this country happens when communities take care of each other, build themselves up, communicate, and organize. While I might not point to that explicitly throughout the plot, I at least took it into account by trying to invert the typical narrative and watched where it went.

Literary Hub shared a new essay by Rebecca Solnit.

Carolyn Forche discussed her new poetry collection In the Lateness of the World with the Nation.

The New York Times previewed May's best books.

Debutiful interviewed author Jeni McFarland.

ELLE features new short fiction by Joyce Carol Oates.

The Millions interviewed Jonathan Franzen.

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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)
Flash Dancers (authors pair original flash fiction with a song
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