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January 7, 2016

Shorties (A Profile of Marlon James, An Interview with Jason Isbell, and more)

Rolling Stone profiled author Marlon James.

GQ interviewed singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

20 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 1,788) including Celeste Ng's favorite books, Roxane Gay's best books, and The Daily Meal's best cookbooks.

See also:

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

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Best American Comics 2015
Best American Essays 2015
Best American Mystery Stories 2015
Best American Nonrequired Reading Stories 2015
Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015
Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015
Best American Short Stories 2015
Best American Sports Writing 2015
Best American Travel Writing 2015

Singer-songwriter Ryley Walker shared four covers at Aquarium Drunkard.

The Nervous Breakdown interviewed poet Jenna Le.

Stream a new Bonnie Prince Billy song.

The Tin House podcast interviewed author Amy Gerstler.

Stereogum interviewed singer-songwriter Matthew Sweet.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Janice Y. K. Lee's novel The Expatriates.

Stream a new song by the Thermals.

Chapter 16 interviewed Stewart O'Nan about his latest novel West of Sunset.

NPR Music is streaming the new Dylan LeBlanc album Cautionary Tale.

The Austin Chronicle interviewed authors Elizabeth McCracken and Edward Carey.

Culture Whisperer interviewed John Cale about his new album M:FANS.

The New Republic examined the lack of class diversity in modern fiction.

Flavorwire and Pigeons and Planes listed 2016's most anticipated albums.

BuzzFeed recommended books to read before their film adaptations hit theaters this year.

eBooks on sale this month:

American Appetites by Joyce Carol Oates
The Exiles by Allison Lynn
Gate of the Sun by Elias Khoury
The Happiest People in the World by Brock Clarke
Harlequin's Millions by Bohumil Hrabal
The House of Rumour by Jake Arnott
The Hundred Year-Flood by Matthew Salesses
A Life in Men by Gina Frangello
Meatspace by Nikesh Shukla
Speed Dreaming by Nicole Haroutunian
The Summer Son by Craig Lancaster
This Glittering World by T. Greenwood

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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