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January 22, 2016

Shorties (Anthony Doerr Profiled, The 20th Anniversary of Tori Amos's Boys for Pele, and more)

Anthony Doerr discusses his novel All the Light We Cannot See with the Houston Chronicle.

PopMatters reconsidered Tori Amos's Boys for Pele album 20 years after its release.

19 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation last Wednesday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 1,882) , including Kate Mulgrew's favorite books.

See also:

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

Colum McCann interviewed Sunil Yapa about his debut novel Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist at the Barnes and Noble Review.

The Independent considered the impact of the Arctic Monkey's debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, released 10 years ago.

Author Justin Taylor discussed revision at Hugo House.

Stream a new Hayes Carll song.

Kirkus profiled author Robert Lopez.

Stereogum interviewed musician John Cale.

Brian Evenson discussed his new short fiction collection A Collapse of Horses with Bookforum.

At the Drive-In is reuniting for a tour and new music.

Fresh Air interviewed Danny Bowien about The Mission Chinese Cookbook.

Thievery Corporation's Natalia Clavier played DJ at Alt. Latino.

Literary Hub recommended books by authors over life expectancy ages (76 for men, 79 for women) who are still living.

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)
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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