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February 22, 2016

Shorties (A New Small Press Fiction Award, A 1979 David Bowie DJ Set, and more)

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 interviewed Belinda McKeon about her novel Tender.

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.

The New York Times profiled D.J. Katapila, whose album Trotro was reissued last week by Awesome Tapes from Africa.

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.

BOMB interviewed Alexander Chee about his novel The Queen of the Night.

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.

Morning Edition examined the influence of the novels Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.

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)

Online "Best of 2015" Book Lists
Essential and Interesting 2015 Year-End Music Lists

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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