May 11, 2015
The shortlist for the 2015 RSL Ondaatje Prize, given to a "distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, evoking the spirit of a place," has been announced.
Rana Dasgupta, Capital
Helen Dunmore, The Lie
Tobias Hill, What Was Promised
Justin Marozzi, Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood
Sigrid Rausing, Everything is Wonderful
Elif Shafak, The Architect’s Apprentice
Luna announced a North American reunion tour.
What Culture listed the most overdue albums of the decade so far.
Musicians share playlists of songs that inspired them in Rolling Stone's "Music That Made Me" series.
Authors discussed children's books that inspired them at the Guardian.
PopMatters interviewed singer-songwriter Josh Rouse.
Author Anne Enright discussed the Irish literary tradition at the Guardian.
Treble listed essential spring albums.
Flavorwire recommended Edwardian novels.
Rolling Stone interviewed Who guitarist Pete Townshend.
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)
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)