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October 29, 2015

Shorties (An Interview with Marlon James, A Natalie Prass Profile, and more)

Vogue interviewed author Marlon James.

The Georgia Straight profiled singer-songwriter Natalie Prass.

Guided by producer Matthew E. White (who's a friend from her teenage years growing up in Virginia), Prass made a record that fuses baroque chamber pop with the kind of art-weirdo jazz flourishes that keep Tom Waits in cigarettes and bourbon.

Carrie Brownstein talked to Bookforum and Rolling Stone about her new memoir Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers.

Full Stop interviewed author Nell Zink.

Guitarist Johnny Marr talked to MOJO about his forthcoming memoir.

Full Stop interviewed author Nell Zink.

Ezra Furman visited World Cafe for a live performance and interview.

Literary Hub hosted a conversation between poets Tracy K. Smith and Gregory Pardlo.

Jay Farrar talked to Glide Magazine about the 20th anniversary of Son Volt's Trace album.

BuzzFeed shared excerpts from Kate Gavino's book Last Night's Reading.

Cincinnati CityBeat interviewed Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn.

The Huffington Post interviewed author Virginia Pye.

NPR Music is streaming former Coral frontman Bill Ryder-Jones's album West Kirby County Primary.

AlterNet shared an excerpt from Matthew Salesses' debut novel The Hundred-Year Flood.

The band Keep Shelly in Athens discussed their musical influences at Dummy.

Gloria Steinem talked books and reading with the New York Times.

Queen Guitarist Brian May talked to BBC News about the song "Bohemian Rhapsody," which was released 40 years ago Sunday.

eBooks on sale today:

Alice Hoffman's Fortune's Daughter ($1.99)
Daniel Levine's Hyde ($1.99)
Jean Thompson's The Year We Left Home ($2.99)
Jeffrey Renard Allen's Song of the Shank ($2.99)
Joyce Carol Oates' Bellefleur ($1.99)
Richard Ford's Canada ($2.99)
Simon Mawer's Trapeze ($1.99)
Stacey D'Erasmo's Wonderland ($2.99)
Umberto Eco's The Prague Cemetery ($2.99)
Will Wiles' Care of Wooden Floors ($1.99)

Flavorwire interviewed James Alex of the band Beach Slang.

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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