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January 28, 2015

Shorties (The Winner of the Costa Book Prize, The Best Riot Grrrl Songs, and more)

Helen MacDonald's memoir H Is for Hawk has won the 2914 Costa Book of the Year.

10 of the best Riot Grrrl songs.

38 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy last week.

The Largehearted Boy list of essential and interesting "best of 2014" music lists.

Mutha interviewed author Wendy C. Ortiz.

The Rumpus interviewed author Robert Repino.

Thurston Moore interviewed Mark Stewart about the Pop Group reunion at The Quietus.

Authors are sharing their literary influences at the Believer.

PopMatters interviewed singer-songwriter Dan Wilson.

Marie Mutsuki Mockett talked to All Things Considered about her memoir Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye.

Singer-songwriter Jim White talked to Flagpole about his collaboration with Packway Handle Band.

BuzzFeed recommended novels about Muslim life.

Stereogum interviewed singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt.

The Washington Post profiled cartoonist Roz Chast.

Jeff Tweedy talked to the Irish Times about making music with his son.

Bustle listed actress Emma Watson's favorite books.

Desaparecidos is releasing a new album.

Critic and author Alan Cheuse discussed his favorite books with WUSF.

Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" posts.

also at Largehearted Boy:

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

Essential and Interesting 2014 Year-End Music Lists
List of Online "Best of 2014" Book Lists

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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