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November 9, 2015

Shorties (The Dublin International Literary Award Longlist, An Excerpt from Elvis Costello's Memoir, and more)

The 2016 Dublin International Literary Award longlist features 160 novels.

Literary Hub features and excerpt from Elvis Costello's memoir

12 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation Tuesday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 114), including​'s bestselling books and Parents Magazine​'s best children's books.

The Guardian interviewed author Sloane Crosley.

The location of Paul's Boutique.

The Rumpus interviewed author Valeria Luiselli.

Noisey interviewed Australian singer-songwriter Cloves.

Cheryl Strayed recommended books by trailblazing women at the A.V. Club.

Author Marlon James played DJ at BBC Radio 6.

The Guardian interviewed Kevin Barry about his new novel Beatlebone.

Vulture listed fall's best music memoirs.

Deutsche Welle interviewed author Karl Ove Knausgaard.

Consequence of Sound profiled the band Drive Like Jehu.

GQ interviewed Troy Little about his graphic novel Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Electric Literature interviewed Kristin Hersh about her new book Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt.

Weekend Edition interviewed Rick Moody about his new novel Hotels of North America.

PopMatters interviewed Pere Ubu frontman David Thomas.

The Guardian interviewed author Jenny Diski.

All Things Considered examined the art of "clean editing" music for radio.

Paste listed the best food books you probably haven't read.

Stream a song from Basia Bulat's forthcoming album Good Advice (out February 12th).

Actress Mary-Louise Parker's favorite books.

Paste ranked Kanye West's album tracks.

Michael Cunningham talked to Weekend Edition about his new story collection A Wild Swan: And Other Tales.

Shakey Graves visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

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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