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Shorties (The 2019 Man Booker International Prize Longlist, New Music from Joan As Police Woman, and more)

The 2019 Man Booker International Prize longlist has been announced. Stream a new song by Joan As Police Woman. March's best eBook deals. Entries are now open for the 2019 Tiny Desk Contest. Author William Boyle discussed his favorite "screwball noir" films at . Cherry Glazerr visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance. Variety and Rolling Stone recommended the best books to read about wrongful conviction. The Guardian recommended books about buildi...
Tags: Music, David, Rolling Stone, Joan, Toro Y Moi, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Eliot, Granta, Daisy Johnson, William Boyle, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, SXSW The New York Times, Terrence Hayes, Alan Trotter


Shorties (An Excerpt from Kathryn Davis's New Novel, A Reconsideration of Sleater-Kinney's The Hot Rocks Album on Its 20th Anniversary, and more)

Granta shared an excerpt from Kathryn Davis's mesmerizing new novel, The Silk Road. Stereogum reconsidered Sleater-Kinney's The Hot Rock album on its 20th anniversary. February's best eBook deals. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: Gatsby Girls by F. Scott Fitzgerald Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann eBooks on sale for $2.99 today: The Naked Eye by Yoko Tawada Drowned in Sound shared a mixtape of 2019's best shoegaze, psychedelia, noise, and dreampop (so far). Paste recom...
Tags: New York Post, Music, David, Jordan, John Williams, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Paris Review, Pete, Scott Fitzgerald, Sleater Kinney, Los Angeles Review of Books, Colum McCann, Bill Frisell, Granta, Thomas Morgan, William Boyle


Will Ashon's Playlist for His Book "Chamber Music: Wu-Tang and America"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Will Ashon's Chamber Music: Wu-Tang and America is a brilliant examination of Wu-Tang Clan's Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers and American culture. Kirkus wrote of the book: "A conc...
Tags: Music, Wikipedia, America, Chicago, David, Wu Tang, Wu Tang Clan, Black Lives Matter, Eric Garner, Morton, Cbc Radio, Rza, Irish Times, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Jenkins


Shorties (Charles Portis's Novel The Dog of the South at 40, Tracey Thorn on Her New Memoir, and more)

The Ringer reconsidered Charles Portis's novel, The Dog of the South, first published 40 years ago. Tracey Thorn discussed her new memoir, Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia, with the Los Angeles Times. February's best eBook deals. eBooks on sale for $2.99 today: The Hospital by Ahmed Bouanani President Carter: The White House Years by Sunflower Bean visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance. The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Gabino ...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, David, New York Times, Marlon James, Carter, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Los Angeles Review of Books, Suburbia, Tracey Thorn, Kera, Gabino Iglesias, Granta, Bondy, Charles Portis, Meg Duffy


Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - November 29th, 2018

In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores. Milkman by Anna Burns Winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize, Milkman is a gossip-filled, danger-sensing, enigmatic novel set in Northern Ireland. If the rest of the novel is anything like the first line, we’re in for something special - “The day Somebod...
Tags: Music, David, Canada, Northern Ireland, Montreal, Anthony Bourdain, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Librairie Drawn Quarterly Books of the Week, Granta, Librairie Drawn Quarterly, Anna Burns, Meredith Erickson, Frédéric Morin David McMillan, Rebecca Tucker, Mary Ellen Kelm, Keith D Smith


Shorties (A Reader's Guide to Haruki Murakami, LCD Soundsystem Covered Heaven 17, and more)

shared a reader's guide to the works of Haruki Murakami. LCD Soundsystem covered Heaven 17's (We Don't Need This) Groove Thang." 27 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total to 87), including Goodreads' books of the year lists, Reader's Digest's best audiobooks, and The Week UK's best cookbooks. Noisey shared a guide to getting into the music of Brian Eno. November's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for $1.99 tod...
Tags: Music, UK, Chicago, David, Steve Reich, Haruki Murakami, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Times, Noisey, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Ben, Mark Bittman, Shondaland, Meg Baird, Granta, Kathryn Harrison


Shorties (The Most Important Books of the 2000s (So Far), Thoughts on the 30th Anniversary of Talk Talk's Spirit of Eden Album, and more)

Vulture listed the most important books of the 2000s (so far). Under the Radar, Stereogum, and PopMatters reconsidered Talk Talk's Spirit of Eden album on its 30th anniversary. September's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for $1.99 today: Loving Day by Mat Johnson The Quietus reconsidered the Fall's I Am Curious Oranj album o its 30th anniversary. Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Lincoln Michel. Stream a new Advance Base song. Bookforum interviewed author Karl Ove Knausga...
Tags: Music, Rihanna, David, Brooklyn, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Kristine Leschper, Karl Ove Knausgård, Granta, Bookforum, Danez Smith, Joshua Cohen, Kaveh Akbar Stream, Lincoln Michel Stream, Leschper, Mikky Ekko Vanity Fair


The Alarming Palsy of James Orr ~ Tom Lee

Granta have come to my rescue with a couple of short novels recently that have been both engrossing and readable in a long afternoon, or two sittings, and one of them, The Alarming Palsy of James Orr by Tom Lee had me invested in the outcome from the first page and it almost slots into the medical reading category too. 'When James Orr woke up, a little later than usual, he had the sense that there was something not quite right, some indefinable shift in the normal order of things, but it was ...
Tags: Books, 2018, Cctv, Bell, James, James Orr, Tom Lee, Granta, Dovegreyreader, Sarah Orr, New Glades


Marvellous medicine....

Unsurprisingly I still have a leaning towards the occasional ‘medical’ read, even though it is a time of my life that feels increasingly past and distant, and a world I was quite pleased to let go when the right time came. My shelves are heaving with books on the subject, the Plague & Pestilence shelf is particularly over-burdened and the Nursing shelf too, but I am always happy to hear of any more, so please do add your 'medical' reading suggestions in comments... Thank you to whoever sent m...
Tags: Books, UK, London, Wales, NHS, Nepal, 2018, Great Ormond Street, Christie, Sue Black, Henry Marsh, Granta, Rose George, Dovegreyreader, Dame Sue Black, Adam Kay


Ottessa Moshfegh: ‘I wanted to tell a story in which I wasn’t a victim’

The acclaimed author discusses her new piece for Granta in which she recounts an experience she had aged 17 with an older and respected male writer• ‘I remember thinking his waning vitality could be used to my advantage’: Read Ottessa Moshfegh’s piece hereThis is a fascinating piece. What sparked you to write it now, 20 years after the event?I’ve always wanted to write the story because it was such a weird thing to be doing when I was 17, and it kind of impressed me when I looked back on it, tha...
Tags: Books, Culture, Granta, Ottessa Moshfegh


Study Shows Big Gender Disparity In American Books Coverage

The highly anticipated “VIDA Count,” released Monday, has The New Yorker, The Nation and The Atlantic among those devoting less than 40 percent of their book coverage to women in 2017. Only two of 15 publications analyzed in the main VIDA count gave women 50 percent or more — Poetry magazine and Granta. Those between 40 percent and 49 percent include The New York Times Book Review and the Paris Review, from which editor Lorin Stein resigned last December amid allegations of sexual harassment. ...
Tags: Art, Atlantic, Words, Paris Review, Lorin Stein, Granta, VIDA, The New York Times Book Review, 06.18.18


Shorties (Remembering Philip Roth, A Neko Case In-Studio Session, and more)

R.I.P., Philip Roth. Esquire recommended his best books. Neko Case played a Stereogum studio session. May's best eBook deals. Parlor Walls played a studio session at Paste. Full Stop interviewed Sophie Klahr about her poetry collections Meet Me Here at Dawn. Stream a new Pllush song. Granta shared an excerpt from Christine Schutt's story collection Pure Hollywood. Relix profiled the Decemberists. The Paris Review peeked inside Carmen Maria Machado's refrigerator. S...
Tags: Music, Australia, David, Philip Roth, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Paris Review, Granta, Xiu Xiu, Carmen Maria Machado, Parlor Walls, Olga Tokarczuk, Christine Schutt, Philip Roth Esquire, Sophie Klahr, Lily Allen Vulture, Shauna Barbosa Stream


Shorties (New Christine Schutt Short Fiction, Joel Selvin on His New Grateful Dead Book, and more)

Granta features a new short story by Christine Schutt. Joel Selvin discussed his new book Fare Thee Well: The Final Chapter of the Grateful Dead's Long, Strange Trip with Rolling Stone. May's best eBook deals. Ceremony's Ross Farrar ranked the band's albums at Noisey. The Believer interviewed author Dan Sheehan. Francoise Hardy discussed the music that has informed her life at Pitchfork. Paste interviewed cartoonist Hope Larson. Stream a new Courtney Barnett song. Lesl...
Tags: Music, Chicago, David, Beach House, Grateful Dead, Courtney Barnett, Paul Theroux, David Duchovny, Super Furry Animals, Dawes, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Shirley Jackson, Granta, Sheila Heti, Leslie Odom Jr, Eileen Pollack


Cynan Jones's Playlist for His Novel "Cove"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Cynan Jones's brilliant novel Cove is stark and beautiful. Booklist wrote of the book: "Jones echoes other survival narratives by keeping his narrator’s voice internal, but he cre...
Tags: Music, Bruce Springsteen, London, Wikipedia, Pink Floyd, David, Financial Times, Jones, Vivaldi, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Max Richter, Booklist, Mahler, Joshua Bell, Hans Zimmer, Richter


Shorties (An Interview with Ann Beattie, Colin Meloy on the New Decemberists Album, and more)

The Oxford American interviewed author Ann Beattie. Colin Meloy discussed the new Decemberists album, I'll Be Your Girl, with Paste. March's best eBook deals. The Razorcake podcast interviewed Mike Watt. Guernica shared new Kurt Baumeister short fiction. Stream a new Mal Blum song. The Oxford American features a new Lauren Groff essay. Exclaim! profiled the band Hot Snakes. Harper's Bazaar recommended essential feminist books. Stream a new Craig Finn song. Alan H...
Tags: Music, David, Shanghai, Belle, Harper, Bazaar, David Byrne, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Lauren Groff, V Club, Craig Finn, Granta, Mal Blum, Hannah Arendt, Laline Paull


Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - November 23, 2017

In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores. Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich Following in the tradition of writers like Margaret Atwood, Lois Lowry, and Octavia Butler, Erdrich's new rich novel zeroes in on reproduction in a dystopian future of state control and biological revers...
Tags: Music, David, Canada, Montreal, Naples, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Librairie Drawn Quarterly Books of the Week, Susan Sontag, Sontag, Granta, Ferrante, Librairie Drawn Quarterly, Leanne Shapton, Benjamin Taylor, Erdrich, Louise Erdrich


Shorties (Books That Changed the World, The Mountain Goats Covered Sisters of Mercy, and more)

Granta listed books that changed the world. The Mountain Goats covered Sisters of Mercy's "Lucretia My Reflection." Minneapolis City Pages interviewed the band's frontman John Darnielle. 26 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists Wednesday (bringing the total to 181) , including the Washington Post's best book lists, School Library Journal's best children's book lists, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's best cookbooks. Beck v...
Tags: Music, Washington Post, Beck, David, Bjork, Random House, Liz Phair, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, John Darnielle, Patrick Watson, Iowa Review, Granta, Chad Vangaalen, Scott Esposito, Carmen Maria Machado


Where did my dream begin with Jackie Morris...

While I wait for my physiology to catch up with my anatomy (it’s taking a while...3am waking continues) and for all the New Zealand excitement to settle into some interesting (hopefully) blog posts, here is a post I wrote before I went away for just this moment. Yesterday I went to Dulverton to meet Jackie Morris who was reading from, talking about and signing copies of The Lost Words. It was a very special day but here’s where my dream began... Where the Dream Begins is actually a very lovely...
Tags: Books, New Zealand, Plymouth, Jackie, 2017, Ted Hughes, Orkney, Brian Carter, Granta, Davina, Robin Hobb, Robert Macfarlane, Dulverton, Dovegreyreader, Barry Lopez, Bookhound


Literary publications get mixed reviews on gender parity

NEW YORK (AP) — The state of book criticism is getting a mixed review on gender parity. A new survey of top literary publications finds that the ratio of women to men ranges from roughly equal in The New York Times Book Review and Granta to men substantially outnumbering women in The Atlantic, the Paris […]
Tags: Business, New York, News, Atlantic, Paris, Granta, New York Times Book Review, Nation & World


Book Notes - Peter Stamm "To the Back of Beyond"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Peter Stamm's novel To the Back of Beyond is a brilliant examination of freedom and rejuvenation. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: "Stamm's superb descriptions of alpine...
Tags: Music, Wikipedia, David, Alps, Shakespeare, Financial Times, Thomas, Richard Strauss, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Schumann, Johann Sebastian Bach, Bach, Schubert, Joseph von Eichendorff, Granta


Book Notes - Alison Moore "The Lighthouse"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize and recently published in the United States and Canada by Biblioasis, Alison Moore's The Lighthouse is a cleverly constructed and com...
Tags: Music, Wikipedia, Germany, David, Canada, United States, Dolly Parton, Telegraph, BFI, Ryan Adams, Tim Buckley, Lighthouse, Kirkus, Don, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Elizabeth Fraser


Shorties (Salman Rushdie on His New Novel, Read an Excerpt from Loudon Wainwright III's New Memoir, and more)

Salman Rushdie talked to All Things Considered about his new novel The Golden House. The Oxford American shared an excerpt from Loudon Wainwright III's memoir Liner Notes. NPR Music streamed a recent performance by the National. Electric Literature recommended books about cults. Ann Power talked to Pitchfork about her new book Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music. The Cut interviewed author Tanwi Nandini Islam. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band co...
Tags: Music, Beck, Earth, David, Brooklyn, Lulu, Vietnam, Black Jesus, Jason Isbell, Kurt Vonnegut, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Literary Hub, Paul Lisicky, Pete, NPR Music, Loudon Wainwright III


Shorties (Nicole Krauss Interviewed, Stream the New Pains of Being Pure at Heart Album, and more)

Nicole Krauss talked to Granta and Publishers Weekly about her new novel Forest Dark. NPR Music is streaming the new Pains of Being Pure at Heart album, The Echo of Pleasure. Alex Gilvarry discussed his new novel Eastman Was Here with NYLON. Paste profiled the band the War on Drugs. Chelsea Martin discussed her essay collection Caca Dolce with Electric Literature. Stream a new song. BuzzFeed previewed fall's new books. SPIN interviewed Angus Andrew of the band Liars. Po...
Tags: Music, David, Hillary Clinton, Cleveland, Siri Hustvedt, Jason Isbell, Coney Island, Kurt Vonnegut, Eileen Myles, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Kamila Shamsie, Fisher, NPR Music, Benazir Bhutto, Ian McEwan, Sari Wilson


Shorties (An Animal Farm Videogame, A Playlist of Anti-Fascist Metal Songs, and more)

A videogame adaptation of George Orwell's novel Animal Farm is forthcoming. Stream a playlist of anti-fascist metal songs. features new nonfiction by Lindsay Hunter. Drowned in Sound reconsidered Fugazi's The Argument album. On Life and Meaning interviewed author and musician Jeff Jackson. SPIN shared its songs of the summer. BOMB shared an excerpt from Jesse Ball's book Notes on My Dunce Cap. Baeble interviewed Geographer's Mike Deni. Irvine Welsh discussed his favorit...
Tags: Music, David, George Orwell, Fugazi, Siri Hustvedt, Ryan Gattis, Coney Island, Kurt Vonnegut, Eileen Myles, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Kamila Shamsie, Fisher, San Francisco Chronicle, Lenny, Benazir Bhutto, KQED


Shorties (Claire Messud Profiled, Stream the New Rainer Maria Album, and more)

The New York Times profiled author Claire Messud. NPR Music is streaming Rainer Maria's self-titled album. Men's Journal listed August's best books. Bruce Springsteen is coming to Broadway. Bookworm interviewed actor and author Wallace Shawn. Stream a new JD McPherson song. Remezcla recommended books on immigration, youth, and Latinx identity. The Brunswick News profiled Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers. The New York Daily News recommended books about books. Str...
Tags: Music, Bruce Springsteen, David, New York Times, Mogwai, New York Daily News, Siri Hustvedt, Coney Island, Allison Moorer, Shelby Lynne, Kurt Vonnegut, Eileen Myles, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Kamila Shamsie, Tori Amos, McPherson


Shorties (Svetlana Alexievich Interviewed, Stream a Fela Kuti Documentary, and more)

The Guardian profiled author Svetlana Alexievich. Stream the Fela Kuti documentary Music Is The Weapon. Granta shared an excerpt from Lucy Ives' new novel Impossible Views of the World. Pitchfork interviewed Zola Jesus about her new album. Book Riot interviewed author Imbolo Mbue. The opera The (R)evolution Of Steve Jobs opened this week. Paste profiled singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins. Entropy interviewed poet Catherine Theis. Stream a new LCD Soundsystem song. Publish...
Tags: Music, Steve Jobs, Ray Bradbury, David, Rosewater, Joan Didion, Wiley, Jason Isbell, Justin Vernon, Jorge Luis Borges, Kurt Vonnegut, Henry, Noam Chomsky, Sylvan Esso, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview


Love of Country - A Hebridean Journey ~ Madeleine Bunting

Confession : I started to read Love of Country - A Hebridean Journey by Madeleine Bunting (published by Granta) soon after we returned from our trip to Orkney last year. I got as far as Rum before realising that my head and my imagination were still full of Orkney and all those amazing images; somehow I just couldn't shuffle off the memory of that beautiful day at Waulkmill Bay and the scattering and nor did I want to... I set the book aside and decided to wait until I was properly ready for ...
Tags: Books, England, Scotland, Jura, Britain, New Zealand, Glasgow, Dublin, St Kilda, Islands, Iona, 2017, Inverness, Lewis, Orkney, Madeleine


Shorties (The Best Books of 2017 So Far, The Best Albums of 2017 So Far, and more)

The A.V. Club listed the best books of 2017 (so far). The Quietus, Pigeons & Planes, the Guardian, and The Vinyl Factory, listed the best albums of 2017 so far. eBooks on sale for $1.13 today: After Henry by Joan Didion eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: The Birthday of the World by Ursula K. Le Guin Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks The Coral Sea by Patti Smith Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut Girl in the Woods by Aspen Matis God Bless You, ...
Tags: Music, Ray Bradbury, America, Neil Young, Radiohead, David, Reddit, Rosewater, Joan Didion, Wiley, Harper, Rich, Jorge Luis Borges, Kurt Vonnegut, Brooklynvegan, Henry


Shorties (Maggie Nelson on The Red Parts, Julia Jacklin Played a Tiny Desk Concert, and more)

Maggie Nelson talked to the Observer about her book The Red Parts ten years after its publication. Julia Jacklin played a Tiny Desk Concert. The owner of WORD bookstores shared an open letter about the future of bookselling at Melville House. Stream a new song by Dan Auerbach. The Atlantic examined the unlikely success of Gabriel García Márquez's novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. LIterary Hub shared a Jessica Hopper essay from the anthology Shake It Up: Great American Writing o...
Tags: Music, New York, New York City, David, Atlantic, Henry Rollins, Penny Marshall, Elvis, Paul Theroux, Gabriel García Márquez, Dan Auerbach, Chris Cornell, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Dakota, Kirkus Reviews, Paul Rees


15 Stellar Short Stories You Can Read Online This Month

In April, America celebrates National Poetry Month; from June to August, occupy long summer days. Nestled nicely between, there’s another seasonal celebration of literature: National Short Story Month. Short stories ― works of fiction that are smaller than a breadbox, but bigger than a double haiku ― are too often overlooked by book buyers and those responsible for literary awards. But the entire month of May is dedicated to the form, so it’s as good a time as any to dip into the huge body of...
Tags: News, Mississippi, America, Hobart, Johnson, Huffington Post, Gettysburg, Miller, Rosa, Zhang, Salma, Akhil Sharma, Schiff, Madden, Granta, Daisy Johnson