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May 5, 2020

Shorties (An Excerpt from Samanta Schweblin's New Novel, Edith Frost's First New Music in 15 Years, and more)

Little Eyes by Samanta Schweblin

Literary Hub interviewed author Samanta Schweblin.

The New York Times shared an excerpt from her new novel Little Eyes.

Edith Frost released her first new music in 15 years, a three-song EP.

May's best eBook deals.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Animal Farm by George Orwell
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Liars' Club by Mary Karr

eBook on sale for $3.99 today:

So We Can Glow by Leesa Cross-Smith

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

Chronogram interviewed author N.K. Jemisin.

Tori Amos shared a vegan mushroom stew recipe at NPR Music.

Vanity Fair interviewed Amos.

Colson Whitehead has been awarded his second Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel Nickel Boys.

St. Vincent covered Led Zeppelin's "Dancing Days."

Brain Pickings shared Carl Sagan's reading list from 1954.

A personal collection of VHS recordings of MTV's first decade is available to stream at the Internet Archive.

The Guggenheim offers over 200 freely downloadable art eBooks.

Stream a new Wire song.

The Guardian recommended novels set in Italy.

Kurt Vile covered John Prine's "Sam Stone."

The Tab recommended books like Sally Rooney's novel Normal People.

Squirrel Flower covered Caroline Polachek's "So Hot You're Hurting My Feelings."

Book Riot recommended graphic novels that are also excellent audiobooks.

Tanya Donelly covered the Pixies' "Here Comes Your Man."

The A.V. Club and Literary Hub recommended May's best books.

Stream a new Dirty Projectors song.

The New York Times recommended essential books by Stephen King.

Electric Literature recommended books by and about Muslim women.

The Flaming Lips covered "He Stopped Loving Her Today" by George Jones.

Entertainment Weekly interviewed Ann and Jeff VanderMeer.

Authors on the Air interviewed Gabino Iglesias.

Book Riot recommended small press short story collections and anthologies.

The New York Times shared an excerpt from Emma Straub's new book, All Adults Here.

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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