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February 8, 2021

Shorties (Excerpts from Caleb Azumah Nelson's New Novel, An Allen Ginsberg Tribute Album, and more)

Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson

Granta and Bustle shared an excerpt from Caleb Azumah Nelson's novel Open Water.

Granta also shared a conversation between Nelson and Nadia Owusu.

Stream an Allen Ginsburg Tribute album.

February's best eBook deals.

Today's best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Bloodchild by Butler

Black Pumas covered Rodriguez’s “Sugar Man."

BuzzFeed recommended Black-authored cookbooks.

Paste remembered SOPHIE's music.

Musicians talked to Pitchfork about SOPHIE's influence.

The Rumpus listed the week's best virtual literary events.

All Songs Considered, BrooklynVegan, and Paste recommended the week's best new albums.

BuzzFeed recommended February's best new paperback books.

The Creative Independent interviewed musician Greg Puciato.

Bustle recommended books by women to read during Black History Month.

Sprudge listed the best coffee songs.

Electric Literature interviewed Chang-rae Lee.

Stream two new cover songs by Marissa Nadler.

Nikesh Shukla discussed his new memoir Brown Baby with Shondaland.

Stream a new song by the Walkmen's Peter Matthew Bauer.

Debutiful interviewed author Lauren Oyler.

Stream a new No Joy song.

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Dr. Keisha N. Blain talked to Shondaland about their anthology Four Hundred Souls.

Stream a new Future Teens song.

Rose Szabo recommended offbeat Gothic and horror books for fans of the classics at

Stream a new song by Fucked Up.

The Independent listed Charles Dickens' best books.

Stream a new song by Zella Day that features Weyes Blood.

BBC News profiled author Monique Roffey.

Stream a new song by Lithuania.

BBC History recommended historical fiction.

The Quietus explored the visual art of Daniel Johnston.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn and Glamour recommended February's best books.

Stream a new song by Nashville Ambient Ensemble.

Bookworm interviewed George Saunders.

The Quietus looked back on the music of Gary Lucas.

Publishers Weekly examined how indie bookstores are embracing e-commerce.

Street Writer, a game where writers fight in and in front of NYC bookstores.

George Saunders recommended timeless American short stories at Literary Hub.

Maurice Chammah discussed his book Let the Lord Sort Them with Hazlitt.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed poet Kat Giordano.

CLMP shared a reading list for Black History Month.

Literary Hub shared four poems from Laura Cronk's collection Ghost Hour.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Femi Kayode.

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