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September 15, 2015

Shorties (The Booker Prize Shortlist, Sharon Van Etten Covers Donovan, and more)

The 2015 Man Booker Prize shortlist has been announced:

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
Satin Island by Tom McCarthy
The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara


Sharon Van Etten covered Donovan's "Teen Angel."


Lit Hub shared an excerpt from Steve Toltz's new novel Quicksand.


Battles drummer John Stanier discussed the band's new album La Di Da Di with PopMatters.


Guernica shared an excerpt from Matthew Gavin Frank's book Preparing the Ghost.


Drowned in Sound interviewed members of the band Alvvays.


Lit Hub interviewed author Scott Cheshire.


Minnesota Public Radio discussed pairing novels with music.


CBC Radio interviewed Patrick deWitt about his new novel Undermajordomo Minor.


FIDLAR visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


The Guardian listed the best interactive book apps.


Stream a new Laura Stevenson song.


Newsday listed the best books to read this fall.


Stream Bikini Kill's Revolution Girl Style Now reissue.


Morning Edition interviewed U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.



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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