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October 6, 2015

Shorties (The 2015 Giller Prize Shortlist, Chrissie Hynde on Her New Memoir, and more)

The 2015 Giller Prize shortlist has been announced.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributors Anakana Schofield and Andre Alexis.


Morning Edition interviewed Chrissie Hynde about her new memoir Reckless: My Life as a Pretender.


Turntable Kitchen shared an autumn mixtape.


The Believer interviewed author Shya Scanlon.


Stream Courtney Barnett's cover of "Shivers," by The Boys Next Door.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Carmiel Banasky.


The Broward-Palm Beach New Times profiled John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.


Jeanette Winterson discussed writing her modern adaptation of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, The Gap of Time, at Literary Hub.


The Quietus previewed October's comics releases.


The Nervous Breakdown shared an excerpt from Bonnie Jo Campbell's new short story collection Mothers, Tell Your Daughters.


The Guardian profiled the bands making black metal popular.


The Los Angeles Review of Books podcast interviewed author Amelia Gray.


Financial Times examined the state of literary translation.


Grace Jones talked to All Things Considered about her new memoir I'll Never Write My Memoirs.


The A.V. Club reconsidered Bruce Springsteen's The Ghost of Tom Joad album 20 years after its release.


The Guardian interviewed the person behind the Subway Book review.


A Kurt Cobain-themed haunted house.


Morning Edition interviewed Anthony Marra about his new short story collection The Tsar of Love and Techno.


Drowned in Sound listed overlooked albums of the past 15 years.


Financial Times examined Nigeria's growing literary scene.


All Songs Considered is streaming September's best dance tracks.


Jeanette Winterson, Howard Howard Jacobson, and others discussed adapting Shakespeare plays into modern novels at the New York Times.


Stream a new Dressy Bessy song.


The San Francisco Chronicle interviewed Ruth Reichl about her new book My Kitchen Year.



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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