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August 24, 2015

Shorties (Morrissey's Debut Novel, The Best Songs of the 1980s, and more)

Morrissey's debut novel List of the Lost will be published next month in the UK.


Pitchfork is counting down the 200 best songs of the 1980s.


Midnight Breakfast interviewed FSG editor Emily Bell.


SPIN profiled singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe.


The Rumpus interviewed J. Ryan Stradal about his debut novel Kitchens of the Great Midwest.


The Rumpus shared a Hurricane Katrina playlist.


The Oyster Review shared a literary field guide to New Jersey.


Kamel Daoud talked to Kamel Daoud">All Things Considered about his novel The Meursault Investigation.

Daoud says he sees his novel as complementing and continuing Camus' novel. "My novel takes off from The Stranger, but it also uses The Stranger as a pretext for questioning myself, to find out who I am in the world today."

Read an excerpt from the book.



WGN Radio interviewed author Jami Attenberg.


Members od Spandau ballet discusses their reunion with Weekend Edition.


The Guardian interviewed author Jonathan Franzen.


Son Lux played a Tiny Desk Concert.


Author Caitlin Moran's favorite books.


Pitchfork interviewed Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox.


Television's David Simon discussed his favorite books at The Week.


The A.V. Club listed 28 albums with distinctly different versions of the same song.


The syllabus for David Foster Wallace's Literary Interpretations course at Pomona College (Spring 2005 semester).


The Smart Set interviewed Grant Hart, formerly of Husker Du.


Paste interviewed Susan Barker about her novel The Incarnations.


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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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