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September 29, 2020

Shorties (Two Marilynne Robinson Proifiles, Andrew Bird's Forthcoming Holiday Album, and more)

Jack by Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson discussed her new novel Jack with the Guardian and New Yorker.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from the book.

The New York Times reviewed the book.

Stream Andrew Bird's cover of "Andalucia" from his forthcoming holiday album Hark!.

September's best eBook deals.
Today's best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
Darke by Rick Gekoski
Lie Down in Darkness by William Styron
Maurice by E.M. Forster
The Quartet by Joseph J. Ellis

Black musicians discussed their experiences in indie music at Pitchfork.

BuzzFeed recommended the week's best virtual literary events.

The Creative Independent interviewed musician and journalist René Kladzyk, aka Ziemba.

The Washington Post recommended September's best paperback releases.

Bright Eyes played a Tiny Desk Concert.

Electric Literature shared a comic by Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell.

Stereogum reconsidered Deerhunter's Halcyon Digest album on its 10th anniversary.

Shondaland interviewed K-Ming Chang about her debut novel Bestiary.

Chiang also recommended translated books about queerness in Taiwan and China at Electric Literature,

Stream a new Amanda Shires song.

Elisabeth Thomas discussed her novel Catherine House with Code Switch.

Angel Olsen covered the classic "I'll Be Seeing You."

Camille Dungy interviewed herself at The Nervous Breakdown.

Deerhoof released a free covers album yesterday.

The Rumpus recommended memoirs-in-essays.

Lauren Mayberry discussed the forthcoming CHVRCHES album with DIY.

The Chicago Review of Books interviewed author Anja Kampmann.

Stream a new Beabadoobee song.

The Believer interviewed author Ashleigh Bryant Phillips.

Bat for Lashes covered the Carpenters’ "We’ve Only Just Begun."

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Jen Fawkes' short story collection, Mannequin and Wife.

Stream a new Majik Markers song.

The A.V. Club previewed October's best books.

Aquarium Drunkard shared a mixtape of Broadcast rarities.

Practice your typing by retyping entire classic novels.

The Quietus reconsidered Radiohead's Kid A album, which turns 20 this year.

Book Riot recommended books about the broken U.S. criminal justice system.

Stream a new song by Nothing.

Emily Hashimoto discussed her debut novel, A World Between, with Electric Literature.

The New York Times shared an excerpt from Matt Haig's new novel The Midnight Library.

The Creative Independent interviewed author Vanessa Veselka.

The New York Times shared an excerpt from Bill Clegg's novel The End of the Day.

Electric Literature recommended

The New York Review of Books interviewed jazz legend Archie Shepp.

Literary Hub recommended the week's best books.

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