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November 11, 2015

Shorties (An Interview with Mary Karr, Remembering Allen Toussaint, and more)

Bookworm interviewed author Mary Karr.

R.I.P., musician Allen Toussaint.

Rolling Stone listed five of his essential songs.

16 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation Monday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 130), including's bestselling books and Library Journal's best romances.

André Alexis has been awarded 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel Fifteen Dogs.

Read his Largehearted Boy Book Notes playlist for the book.

Shakespeare: The Mix Tape.

American Short Fiction interviewed author Angela Flournoy.

Paste profiled Jeff Lynne of the Electric Light Orchestra.

The Rumpus interviewed Rick Moody about his new novel Hotels of North America.

Read an excerpt from the book.

Stream a new song from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

Author Michael J. Seidlinger interviewed himself at The Nervous Breakdown.

Read an excerpt from his latest novel The Strangest.

The best record sleeves of 2015.

Bret Easton Ellis interviewed author David Shields.

Paste recommended country albums for people who don't like country music.

Huffington Post listed poets who "<3" the internet.

Stream a new Erykah Badu song.

Neil Gaiman discussed The Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition with Entertainment Weekly.

Lana Del Rey covered Daniel Johnston's "Some Things Last a Long Time."

eBooks on sale today:

A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall by Will Chancellor ($1.99)
Burning Down George Orwell's House by Andrew Ervin ($1.99)
Dahlgren by Samuel R. Delaney ($1.99)
I'd Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them by Jesse Goolsby ($3.99)
The Child in Time by Ian McEwan ($2.99)
Marya: A Life by Joyce Carol Oates ($1.99)
Please Don't Come Back from the Moon by Dean Bakopoulos ($2.99)
Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry by Christine Sneed ($1.99)
Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter ($1.99)
Stand Still Like the Hummingbird by Henry Miller ($1.99)
There Are Little Kingdoms by Kevin Barry ($2.99)
The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green by Joshua Braff ($1.99)
White Tiger on Snow Mountain by David Gordon ($1.99)
The Wonder Garden by Lauren Acampora ($2.99)
You Don't Have to Live Like This by Benjamin Markovitz ($1.99)

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

Online "Best of 2015" Book Lists

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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