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May 4, 2020

Shorties (Anne Carson on Her Latest Book, Tori Amos on Her Memoir, and more)

Norma Jeane Baker of Troy by Anne Carson

Anne Carson discussed her latest book Norma Jeane Baker of Troy with Literary Hub.

Tori Amos discussed her memoir Resistance with Literary Hub.

May's best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

The English Teacher by Lily King
Katherine Anne Porter: Collected Stories and Other Writings
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan

eBook on sale for $2.99 today:

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

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

Kawai Strong Washburn discussed books that changed his life at the Sydney Morning Herald.

Collaborators of Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen shared their remembrances.

Emma Straub discussed her new novel All Adults Here with Weekend Edition.

O: The Oprah Magazine shared an excerpt from the book.

Stream a new song by Thurston Moore.

Literary Hub recommended legal thrillers for literary snobs.

The Atlantic profiled John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.

George M. Johnson talked to NPR Books about his "memoir-manifesto" All Boys Aren't Blue.

Stream a new Drive-By Truckers song.

InsideHook and Amazon recommended May's best books.

Stream a new Joan Shelley song.

Salon interviewed author Marie Mutsuki Mockett.

Stream a new Laura Stevenson song.

The Guardian shared an essay by Ottessa Moshfegh about pandemic isolation.

Stream a new song by Renee Reed.

Electric Literature recommended novels where characters are haunted by the past.

The New York Times shared an essay by cookbook author Samin Nosrat.

The New Yorker interviewed Lorrie Moore.

Literary Hub recommended books published by university presses to read to escape the news.

The Rumpus interviewed author Natalia Hero.

The New York Times profiled author Percival Everett.

The New Yorker remembered playwright Lorraine Hansberry.

The Guardian interviewed author NK Jemisin.

The Nation interviewed author Samantha Irby.

The Guardian recommended series and sagas to read during lockdown.

The New Republic examined how Vivian Gornick reinvigorated political writing.

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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