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May 14, 2020

Shorties (Susan Choi on Books and Reading, Jason Isbell Reviewed His Own Albums, and more)

Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

Susan Choi talked books and more with Entertainment Weekly and Book Marks.

Jason Isbell reviewed his albums at UPROXX.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Hope in teh Dark by Rebecca Solnit
It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
Old Filth by Jane Gardam

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

Esquire examined the book industry's adaptations during the pandemic.

Soccer Mommy covered the Cars' "Drive."

The Washington Post profiled kids who are reading to therapy dogs over Zoom.

The Oxford American shared a 2015 profile of Little Richard.

Esquire listed spring's best books.

Alison Mosshart discussed staying creative while sheltering at home at The Current.

Stream a new song by Mosshart.

Stylist recommended female authors everyone should read.

Paste listed the best Jason Isbell songs.

The Guardian listed the best books and audiobooks of the year so far.

Pitchfork reports that music discovery is up during the pandemic.

This Is Horror interviewed author Richard Thomas.

Cover Me listed the best covers of John Prine songs.

BookPage recommended Asian and Pacific American authors to read this May.

All Songs Considered examined the musical legacy of Kraftwerk's Florian Schneider.

The Atlantic interviewed author Emma Donoghue.

Guns 'N' Roses is selling "Live and Let Die with Covid-19" t-shirts.

Electric Literature shared a new essay by Myriam Gurba.

Lola Kirke shared four cover songs at Aquarium Drunkard.

John Scalzi talked books and reading with the New York Times.

Cherry Glazerr visited Rolling Stone for a virtual live session.

Bay Area Asian American authors shared books that inspired them at the San Francisco Chronicle.

Stream a new song by Little Kid.

The New York Times profiled Emma Straub.

Lincoln Michel examined the current resonance of George Saunders' fiction at InsideHook.

Literary Hub excerpted from Jim Newton's book Man of Tomorrow: The Relentless Life of Jerry Brown.

Granta shared new poetry by Jill Bialosky.

Malarkey Books shared a new essay by Alex DiFrancesco.

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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