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December 8, 2015

Shorties (Svetlana Alexievich's Nobel Prize Lecture, A New Sleigh Bells Song, and more)

Author Svetlana Alexievich's Nobel Prize acceptance lecture.

Stream a new Sleigh Bells song.

49 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 737), including Kirkus Reviews' nonfiction lists, Print Magazine's best design books, and Salon's best comics.

See also:

Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2015 year-end music lists.

Noisey interviewed Geddy Lee of Rush.

The Tin House podcast interviewed Claire Vaye Watkins.

Musician Anna Von Hausswolff discussed her favorite albums at The Quietus.

Should writing be an art or a career?

David Bazan covered the Killers' "Read My Mind."

Author Kevin Barry on Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood.

The Guardian profiled the band Swans.

Bookworm interviewed author Isabel Allende.

Stream a new song by Emmy the Great.

Vanyaland interviewed Molly Crabapple about her memoir Drawing Blood.

My favorite year-end music list: Said the Gramophone's best songs of 2015.

Publishers Weekly reviewed Don DeLillo's forthcoming novel Zero K.

Salon shared an excerpt from the book This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead.

Fresh Air interviewed Rick Moody about his novel Hotels of North America.

Dazed remembered the goth magazine Propaganda.

eBooks on sale today:

American Meteor by Norman Lock
Being Dead by Jim Crace
The Boy Detective Fails by Joe Meno
The Brink by Austin Bunn
The Changeling by Kenzaburo Oe
The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty by Vendela Vida
Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe
Fates Worse Than Death by Kurt Vonnegut
The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle
Man V. Nature by Diane Cook
Paulina & Fran by Rachel B. Glaser
The Prize by Jill Bialosky
The Residue Years by Mitchell S. Jackson
The Summer He Didn't Die by Jim Harrison
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
White Horses by Alice Hoffman
Wild Decembers by Edna O'Brien

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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