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November 13, 2015

Shorties (Paul Theroux on Books and Reading, Prince Profiled, and more)

Author Paul Theroux talked books and reading with the New York Times.

The Guardian profiled Prince.

37 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation on Wednesday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 167), including Amazon's best books of the year, Jenkem Magazine's best skateboarding books, O, The Oprah Magazine's best books, and Jesse Eisenberg's favorite books´╗┐.

The Rumpus interviewed author Elisabeth Egan.

Marc Maron interviewed Elvis Costello.

Vanity Fair recommended Korean novels.

Deer Tick covered the Pogues.

An unpublished Charlotte Bronte short story and poem have been discovered.

Southern murder ballads and outlaw folk songs based on true stories.

Shortlisted authors for the Guardian First Book Award discussed their books.

SPIN profiled the band YACHT.

The Frame interviewed cartoonist Adrian Tomine.

Paste listed the best Neko Case songs.

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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