Shorties (An Excerpt from Pik-Shuen Fung’s Debut Novel, A Mixtape of ’60s New England Garage Bands, and more)

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Debutiful and BOMB interviewed author Pik-Shuen Fung.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Fung’s debut novel Ghost Forest.

Ryan Walsh curated a mixtape of 1960s New England garage bands at Aquarium Drunkard.

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Literary Hub shared a new essay by Genevieve Plunkett.

Lucy Dacus played a Tiny Desk Concert.

The New York Times recommended the week’s best new books.

Ted Gioia talked to NPR Music about the new edition of his book The History of Jazz.

Electric Literature interviewed author Chris Stuck.

KCRW interviewed musician Kamasi Washington.

Shondaland and The Maris Review interviewed author Kristen Radtke.

PopMatters interviewed Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance.

Willa C. Richards recommended books about the heartbreak of losing a sibling at Electric Literature.

SPIN profiled the band Blood Lemon.

PopMatters reconsidered Lisa Germano’s 1994 album Geek the Girl.

Bookworm interviewed author Jack Skelley.

Literary embroidery.

Stream a new song by Soccer Mommy.

Guernica interviewed author Rivka Galchen.

Stream a new song by We Were Promised Jetpacks.

Rolling Stone interviewed author Torrey Peters.

Stream a new song by Foxing.

BOMB interviewed author Megan Culhane Galbraith.

The Rumpus interviewed author Alison McGhee.

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