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November 16, 2015

Shorties (An Interview with Marlon James, A New School of Seven Bells Song, and more)

The Miami Herald interviewed author Marlon James.

Stream a new School of Seven Bells song.

18 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 203), including Glamour's best books, GoodtoKnow's best cookbooks, and Chicken Spaghetti's list of year-end children's book lists.

Literary Hub examined the interconnected fiction of David Mitchell.

Stream Cassie Ramone's cover of "Run Run Rudolph."

The Guardian interviewed author Marilynne Robinson.

Deerhunter covered the Buzzcocks' "Why Can't I Touch It."

NolaVie interviewed author Margaret Eby.

Rm220: Much of your book focuses on the importance of home to Southern writers. How do you, as a Southern writer, fit in to that story? And how has living in New York changed how you look at the south?

ME: Like a lot these writers, I grew up in the South but I left the South. It wasn't until I moved to New York that I looked at my upbringing in Alabama and recognized that it was different than a lot of my peer group in Manhattan and Brooklyn. I figured out what was really special about it. Coming from New York, to go back to the South had the advantage that I was both an insider because I had grown up there and an outsider because I had been apart for so long.

Deutsche Welle interviewed Kevin Barry about his new novel Beatlebone.

The Argus profiled John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.

At Publishers Weekly, Lincoln Michel listed the best genre-bending books.

Michel examined the topography of his short stories at Blunderbuss.

Musician Nathaniel Rateliff answered questions from the Reddit community.

Kenji Lopez talked to Here and Now about my favorite cookbook of the year, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science.

Nialler9 listed October's best new songs.

Roger Angell talked to Weekend Edition about his essay collection This Old Man.

Noisey profiled the band School of Seven Bells.

Inventor James Dyson's favorite books.

NME listed albums released in 1985 that still sound great.

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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