Shorties (Ocean Vuong’s Recommended Books About the Immigrant Experience, Matthew Dear on His Discography, and more)

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Ocean Vuong recommended books about the immigrant experience at NPR Books.

Matthew Dear discussed his discography with Bandcamp Daily.

Dear also talked to Aquarium Drunkard.

July’s best eBook deals.

Today’s best eBook deals.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo

Jeff Tweedy covered Japanese Breakfast’s “Kokomo, IN.”

The Ezra Klein Show interviewed Tweedy.

The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Mark Leidner.

NPR Music listed its favorite albums and songs of the year so far.

PopMatters also shared its favorite albums of the year so far.

The 2020 Shirley Jackson Awards nominees have been announced.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy contributors Stephen Graham Jones, Kate Reed Petty, Ottessa Moshfegh, Gayle Brandeis, Roxane Gay, Kathe Koja, Jen Fawkes, and Lincoln Michel.

Bitch Media recommended June’s best feminist albums.

BuzzFeed recommended July’s best paperbacks.

Paste and NPR Music recommended the week’s best new albums.

Authors recommended summer reading at the Guardian.

Questlove discussed his new documentary and black music history with Pitchfork.

Fortune listed the best books of the year so far.

Cover Me collected June’s best cover songs.

Bitch Media interviewed author Elissa Washuta.

VICE interviewed Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth about their new album.

Comedians recommended their favorite funny books at The Cut.

Vulture profiled singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus.

Bustle, TIME, and Kirkus recommended July’s most anticipated books.

The Creative Independent interviewed musician and author Ned Russin.

The Creative Independent interviewed author and critic Jessica Hopper.

Debutiful interviewed author Elizabeth Gonzalez James.

St. Vincent and Jason Isbell shared their versions of Metallica’s “Sad But True.”

The Creative Independent interviewed author and editor Gordon Lish.

Patterson Hood discussed returning to live performances with Billboard.

Tor Nightfire recommended July’s best horror fiction.

Paste recapped June’s best albums.

Debutiful named July’s best debut books.

Grimes’ next album will be a space opera.

Kirkus interviewed cartoonist Kirsten Radtke.

Jack Wang recommended new books by Chinese American authors at Electric Literature.

Bookworm interviewed author Joshua Cohen.

Electric Literature interviewed author Rivka Galchen.

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