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September 17, 2015

Shorties (Salman Rushdie on Books and Reading, New Music from CocoRosie, and more)

Salman Rushdie talked books and reading with the New York Times.

Stream a new song from CocoRosie.

The finalists for the 2015 National Book Award for nonfiction have been announced:

Cynthia Barnett, “Rain: A Natural and Cultural History”
Crown/Penguin Random House

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me
Martha Hodes, Mourning Lincoln
Sally Mann, Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs
Sy Montgomery, The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness
Susanna Moore, Paradise of the Pacific: Approaching Hawaii
Michael Paterniti, Love and Other Ways of Dying
Carla Power, If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran
Tracy K. Smith, Ordinary Light: A Memoir
Michael White, Travels in Vermeer: A Memoir

The Guardian shared a playlist of new north African and Middle eastern music.

Author Robert Kloss interviewed himself at The Nervous Breakdown.

Stream a new Deerhunter song.

Kirkus interviewed author Matt Bell.

Spooner Oldham shared three cover songs at Aquarium Drunkard.

Nautilus reconsidered the writing of Stanislaw Lem.

Battles' John Stanier discussed his favorite albums at The Quietus.

NPR Music is streaming Dungen's new album Allas Sak.

Vox interviewed author Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Pitchfork rounded up summer's experimental albums.

Martin Amis discussed the film adaptation of his novel London Fields with the New Republic.

NPR Music is streaming the new Julia Holter album Have You in My Wilderness.

Literary knishes.

The A.V. Club interviewed Bad religion's Greg Graffin about his new book Anarchy Evolution.

Bookworm interviewed Dodie Bellamy about her new book When the Sick Rule the World.

NPR Music is streaming the new Youth Lagoon album Savage Hills Ballroom.

The Guardian listed the top literary biographies.

The A.V. Club shared a playlist of essential Replacements songs.

Flavorwire shared an excerpt from Margo Jefferson's memoir Negroland.

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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