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January 6, 2016

Shorties (Books That Changed Authors' Lives, Winter's Best Music Releases, and more)

Authors discussed books that changed their lives at Vulture.

Pitchfork previewed winter's music releases.

30 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 1,768) including James Wood of The New Yorker's favorite books, This Is Africa's African fiction of the year, and chef Marcus Samuelsson's favorite books.

See also:

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

The Rumpus interviewed author Elisa Gabbert.

Rolling Stone reconsidered Bob Dylan's Desire album 20 years after its release.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Roxane Gay.

Megafauna's Phil Cook visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

The Guardian recommended six must-read books about capitalism.

Turntable Kitchen shared a winter mixtape to stream.

Bookworm interviewed Rick Moody about his new novel Hotels of North America.

Fader listed 20 musicians you should know in 2016.

The Telegraph previewed January's best new books.

The 405 listed the best places to discover new music online in 2016.

Josh Friedland talked to The Salt about his new book Eatymology: The Dictionary of Modern Gastronomy.

Flavorwire previewed 2016's most anticipated books.

Paste profiled the band Hinds.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Keith Lee Morris's new novel Travelers Rest.

Stream a new Richmond Fontaine song.

Entertainment Weekly interviewed author Roxane Gay about her forthcoming memoir Hunger.

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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