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January 14, 2016

Shorties (The Story Prize Shortlist, Stream Eleanor Friedberger's New Album, and more)

The shortlist for the 2015 Story Prize have been announced:

Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
There's Something I Want You to Do by Charles Baxter
Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann


NPR Music is streaming the new Eleanor Friedberger album New View.


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

See also:

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


Guernica interviewed author Garth Greenwell.


The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Rick Moody.


Stream a new Robert Pollard song.


Broadly interviewed author Margaret Atwood.


NPR Music is streaming the new Besnard Lakes album A Complex Coliseum Museum.


The New York Times interviewed poet Eileen Myles.


John Vanderslice talked to SF Weekly about the new Tiny Telephone Oakland studio.


The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Robert Lopez.


NPR Music is streaming the new Shearwater album Jet Plane and Oxbow.


Literary Hub interviewed editor and publisher Lee Boudreaux.


The New York Observer listed the most anticipated albums of 2016.


Poets and editors CAConrad, Robert Dewhurst, and Joshua Beckman discussed the book Supplication: Selected Poems of John Wieners with Bookworm.


NPR Music is streaming the new Ty Segall album Emotional Mugger.


R.I.P., poet C.D. Wright.


A Drake coloring book.


Bustle recommended books to read while waiting for Roxane Gay's memoir Hunger to be published.


Fresh Air interviewed Elizabeth Strout about her new novel My Name Is Lucy Barton.


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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