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October 26, 2015

Shorties (David Mitchell on the Earthsea Trilogy, Micachu and the Shapes on Their New Album, and more)

David Mitchell shared his love for Ursula K Le Guin's Earthsea trilogy at the Guardian.

Salon interviewed Mitchell about his new novel

Members of Micachu and the Shapes discussed the band's new album Good Sad Happy Bad with The Quietus.

An interactive, annotated edition of Herman Melville's Bartleby the Scrivener.

A new David Bowie album is coming in January.

Read to Write Stories interviewed author Lincoln Michel.

Impose interviewed Meghan Remy of U.S. Girls.

Edna O'Brien talked to the Telegraph about her new novel The Little Red Chairs.

The resonance, for O'Brien, lies in her own life. "I have an interest in and a great abiding fear of tyranny," she explains, "and especially male tyranny. And I don't like doctrine, whoever writes it. I want human beings, in all their variableness. I don't want 'he's the baddie, she's the goodie'; I wanted it to be more rounded and capacious."

The Guardian shared an excerpt from Carrie Brownstein's memoir Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl.

Rolling Stone profiled author Garth Risk Hallberg and his debut novel City on Fire.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed singer-songwriter Joan Shelley.

Salman Rushdie talked to the Australian about his new novel Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights.

"One of the reasons I write books like this, as opposed to conventional realist fiction," Rushdie says, "is that the premise for realism in the novel is that writer and reader will agree, in broad terms, about what the world is like. But we actually live in a time when reality is contested and argued about — it's not one thing, it's many things to many people."

Elvis Costello talked to World Cafe about his new memoir Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink.

James Franco talked to Variety about his film adaptation of William Faulkner's novel The Sound and the Fury.

Stereogum reconsidered the Smashing Pumpkins' Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness album 20 years after its release.

The best podcasts about authors and books.

Weekend Edition interviewed Joanna Newsom about her new album Divers.

Men's Journal listed the best horror books.

PopMatters interviewed singer-songwriter Kurt Vile.

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates talked to the Atlantic.

Stream Foxing's new album Dealer at Stereogum.

The New York Times profiled cartoonist Marisa Acocella Marchetto.

amNY interviewed singer-songwriter Jay Farrar.

Paste listed October's best new books.

All Songs Considered shared a conversation between singer-songwriters Neko Case and John Grant.

Barry Moser talked to All Things Considered about his memoir We Were Brothers.

Craig Finn visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Stacy Schiff talked to Morning Edition about her new book The Witches: Salem, 1692.

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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