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September 8, 2014

Shorties (Marin Amis and Ian McEwan in Conversation, Sheila E.'s New Memoir, and more)

The Telegraph interviewed authors Martin Amis and Ian McEwan.


Sheila E. talked to All Things Considered about her new memoir The Beat of My Own Drum.

Read an excerpt from the book.


Foreign Policy interviewed author Teju Cole.


Ryan Adams talked to All Things Considered about his new self-titled album.


The Rumpus interviewed author Scott Cheshire.


Chicagoist reviewed John Darnielle's novel Wolf in White Van.


Author Richard House listed his favorite books at The Week.


NPR Music is streaming Lia Ices' new album Ices.


Paste previewed fall's music releases.


All Things Considered interviewed Laila Lalami about her new novel The Moor's Account.

"The novel is the only form in which I would have been able to explore what it really felt like to be taken from your home and to have grown up in freedom and then to suddenly become a slave and have to travel across the ocean, what it felt like to encounter another culture, what it felt like in the flesh to go through these experiences. In some ways, I think it's the closest that we come to the truth — is in the form of fiction."

Read an excerpt from the book.


NPR Music is streaming the new My Brightest Diamond album, This Is My Hand.


The Rumpus interviewed author Tod Goldberg.


The Christian Science Monitor previewed September's best books.


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also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)


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