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January 15, 2016

Shorties (Emma Donoghue on Her Oscar Nomination, The Longlist for the Penderyn Music Book Prize, and more)

The Globe and Mail interviewed author Emma Donoghue about her Oscar nomination.


The longlist for the 2016 Penderyn Music Book Prize has been announced:

1966: The Year The Decade Exploded by Jon Savage
Detroit 67: The Year That Changed Soul by Stuart Cosgrove
Electric Shock: From the Gramophone to the iPhone - 125 years of Pop Music by Peter Doggett
Good Night & Good Riddance: How 35 Years of John Peel Helped to Shape Modern Life by Dave Cavanagh
Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein
I Always Kept A Unicorn: A Biography of Sandy Denny by Mick Houghton
I'll Never Write My Memoirs by Grace Jones
It's One for the Money by Clinton Heylin
Life After Dark: A History of British Music Nightclubs & Music Venues by Dave Haslam
The Long Shadow of the Little Giant: the Life, Work and Legacy of Tubby Hayes by Simon Spillett
M Train by Patti Smith
Naked at the Albert Hall: The Inside Story of Singing by Tracey Thorn
Original Rockers by Richard King
Reckless by Chrissie Hynde
Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink by Elvis Costello


19 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation 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.


Foals visited World Cafe for a performance and interview.


New writing from Nick Flynn at Guernica.


Entropy on the decline of film soundtracks.


The Rumpus interviewed author Sanae Ishida.


Stream a bonus track from the forthcoming remastered and expanded edition of Badly Drawn Boy's The Hour Of Bewilderbeast album.


Eater profiled editor Judith Jones.


Stream a new Weezer song.


A map of fictional London.


The Bend Bulletin profiled singer-songwriter Esme Patterson.


The shortlist for the 2016 Morning News Tournament of Books has been announced.


Tindersticks frontman Stuart A. Staples discussed the band's new album The Waiting Room with All Songs Considered.


Ben Lerner remembered poet C.D. Wright at the New Yorker.


The A.V. Club shared an oral history of the Now That's What I Call Music! compilation series.


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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