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November 19, 2015

Shorties (Translating Classic Literature into Emoji, Joanna Newsom on Her New Album, and more)

Speakeasy interviewed Joe Hale, who translates classic literature into emoji.


Joanna Newsom talked to Exclaim! about her new album Divers.


15 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 240), including the Associated Press's best food books, BookPage's favorite cookbooks, and Barnes & Noble's best science fiction and fantasy books.


Advent calendars for book lovers.


The Guardian on the surge in female music memoirs.


Electric Literature interviewed Kevin Barry about his new novel Beatlebone.


Anna March recommended books about AIDS.


Stream an unreleased version of Fleetwood Mac's song "Tusk."


Book Riot's Reading Lives podcast interviewed author Angela Flournoy.


Stream new music from Jens Lekman.


Tobias Carroll examined the increasing convergence of board games and literature.


American Songwriter profiled singer-songwriter Josh Ritter.


The Miami Herald profiled the city's new "experimental and diverse" literary wave.


Singer-songwriter John Grant visited World Cafe for an interview and performance.


Bookworm interviewed author Gary Indiana.


PopMatters profiled Blitzen Trapper frontman Eric Earley.


Lorin Stein on Denis Johnson's short story "Car Crash While Hitchhiking."


The Oxford American's 2015 music issue is focused on Georgia musicians.


The Wall Street Journal examined publishing's recent big advances to debut novelists.


Electric Literature interviewed singer-songwriter Ben Arthur and author Rick Moody.


Tobias Carroll listed his favorite comics of all time at Paste.


Stream Langhorne Slim's new holiday song.


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
Essential and Interesting 2015 Year-End Music 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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