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September 10, 2015

Shorties (The 2015 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalists, Stream the New Battles Album, and more)

The finalists for the 2015 Dayton Literary Peace Prize have been announced.


All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
An Untamed State, by Roxane Gay
Land of Love and Drowning, by Tiphanie Yanique
The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henriquez
The Care and Management of Lies, by Jacqueline Winspear
The Great Glass Sea, by Josh Weil.


Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson
No Man's Land, by Elizabeth D. Samet
The Other Side, by Lacy M. Johnson
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, by Jeff Hobbs
There Was and There Was Not, by Meline Toumani
Who We Be, by Jeff Chang

NPR Music is streaming the new Battles album La Di Da Di.

Salon interviewed Lauren Groff, Alexandra Kleeman, Helen Phillips, Matthew Salesses, Steve Toltz & Claire Vaye Watkins about their new novels.

The Washington Post discovered the cassette renaissance.

Hazlitt interviewed author Wayne Koestenbaum. profiled singer-songwriter Lou Barlow.

Bookslut interviewed author Mairead Case.

The Observer interviewed Griel Marcus about his forthcoming book Three Songs, Three Singers and Three Nations.

Smith Henderson interviewed author Matthew Neill Null at Tin House.

SPIN and PopMatters interviewed John Lydon.

Entropy interviewed author Kathleen Rooney.

Paste profiled the band Daddy Issues.

Book Riot recommended novels featuring mental illness.

The bands R.E.M. and Survivor asked political candidates to stop using their music.

Lit Hub and Powell's Books interviewed Padgett Powell about his new collection

Consequence of Sound listed fall's most anticipated albums.

Bookworm wrapped up its interview with author William T. Vollmann.

NPR Music is streaming the new Telekinesis album Ad Infinitum.

The Huffington Post recommended baseball books.

NPR Music is streaming the new Glen Hansard album Didn't He Ramble.

The longlist for the 2015 Giller Prize has been announced.

Singer-songwriter John Mark Nelson visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Entertainment Weekly recommended memoirs published this fall.

Paste listed massive-sounding one-man bands.

Laura Miller examined the perils of "litchat" at the New Yorker.

VICE profiled singer-songwriter Jenny Hval.

Watch her new music video.

VICE profiled author Salman Rushdie.

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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