Morning Bites: Patti Smith’s Latest, Notable Music Books, Lindy West Interviewed, and More

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At The Rumpus, thoughts on Patti Smith’s Year of the Monkey.

PEN has a new report on the effect of the pandemic on journalism.

Zachary Lipez wrote a moving essay on the life and music of Sam Jayne.

At Words Without Borders, thoughts on the most anticipated translated books of 2021.

Greg Mania interviewed Lindy West at BOMB.

Pitchfork delved into 2020’s best books about music.

At Review31, delving into Penelope Mortimer’s short fiction.

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