February 22, 2016
Author Neil Griffiths has announced a new literary award for indie press fiction, the Republic of Consciousness Prize.
"'The winner will be chosen based on two criteria, perfectly expressed on the Galley Beggar website as 'hardcore literary fiction and gorgeous prose',' he writes on the award's website. Participating UK and Irish publishers 'will have a maximum of five full-time people working for them”, with one novel to be submitted per publisher per year.'"
Stream a two-hour 1979 BBC Radio One DJ set by David Bowie.
The Quietus reviewed February's notable cassette releases.
Weekend Edition profiled the band Ra Ra Riot.
Barnes and Noble listed its new writers to watch this spring.
Aimee Mann covered the Carpenters' "Yesterday Once More."
Literary Hub interviewed author Petina Gappah.
Book Riot recommended February's best new small press books.
KUAF interviewed composer Vijay Iyer.
First Draft interviewed author Sarah Gerard.
10 projects David Bowie turned down.
Athens, Georgia's Wuxtry Records is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
SPIN profiled the band Pinegrove.
The Week UK listed 2016's most anticipated books.
Stream a new Tim Hecker song,
Author Rachel Cusk discussed her favorite books at The Week.
The 2016 Pitchfork Music Festival lineup has been announced.
The A.V. Club interviewed singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams.
also at Largehearted Boy:
previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)
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)
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)