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December 17, 2015

Shorties (Sylvia Plath's Childhood Manuscripts, Stream a New Richmond Fontaine Song, and more)

Sylvia Plath's childhood manuscripts.

Stream a new Richmond Fontaine song.

83 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 1,127), including the New Yorker's books of the year, the San Francisco Chronicle's best books, Literary Hub's best books, Booklist's year-end lists, Electric Literature's best nonfiction books, and World Literature Today's notable books in translation.

See also:

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

On sale today: the ebook edition of Miriam Toews's novel All My Puny Sorrows.

MTV declared Sleater-Kinney the "comeback queens" of 2015.

Dorthe Nors discussed writing in Denmark and the state of Scandinavian literature at the Guardian.

An infographic of Christmas songs in film.

On literary geography.

Television guitarist Richard Lloyd is giving guitar lessons.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Helen Macdonald's memoir H Is for Hawk.

Salt Lake City Weekly profiled Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers.

The Rumpus Book Club interviewed author Rick Moody.

Flavorwire recommended surf rock holiday songs.

Conversational Reading is listing interesting 2016 books.

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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