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October 1, 2015

Shorties (October's Best New Books, Two New Lou Reed Biographies, and more)

The BBC and Vol. 1 Brooklyn previewed October's new books.


The Guardian reviewed two new biographies of Lou Reed: Notes from the Velvet Underground by Howard Sounes and Dirty Blvd. by Aidan Levy.


Porochista Khakpour talked books with Literary Hub.


The Jesus and Mary Chain are recording a new album.


Literary Hub interviewed author Jonathan Franzen.


Noisey interviewed Peaches about her new album, Rub.


Margaret Atwood talked to All Things Considered and CBC Radio about her new novel The Heart Goes Last.


Esquire listed September's best songs.


The Takeaway interviewed author Sherman Alexie about the power of storytelling.


Stream a new Keep Shelly in Athens song.


The shortlist of the 2015 Goldsmiths prize has been announced:

Acts of the Assassins by Richard Beard
Beatlebone by Kevin Barry
The Field of the Cloth of Gold by Magnus Mills
Grief Is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
Lurid & Cute by Adam Thirlwell
Satin Island by Tom McCarthy


NPR Music is streaming Saintseneca's new album Such Things.


Jacob Lambert on writing with background music at The Millions.


Stream Editors' new album In Dream at Drowned in Sound.


The A.V. Club interviewed Sloane Crosley about her debut novel The Clasp.


NPR Music is streaming Protomartyr's new album The Agent Intellect.


Paste recapped September's best books.


The Irish Times revisited the Waterboy's album This Is the Sea 30 years after its release.


The 2015 National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honorees have been named.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes participants Megan Kruse and Tracy O'Neill.


Speedy Oriz covered the Cardigans' "Hanging Around."


Men's Journal interviewed Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger.


Stream a new Josh Ritter song.


The Independent profiled author Jane Gardam.



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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