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March 10, 2016

Shorties (Helen Oyeyemi on Her New Collection, An Interview with Grimes, and more)

Broadly and Paste interviewed Helen Oyeyemi about her new short story collection What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours.

NPR Books praised the collection.


The Quietus interviewed Grimes' Claire Boucher.


eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Emma Donoghue's Landing
Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions
Kurt Vonnegut's Player Piano
Kurt Vonnegut's The Sirens of Titan
Paul Bowles' The Sheltering Sky
Paul Tremblay's A Head Full of Ghosts.


The Man Booker International 2016 longlist has been announced.

A Cup of Rage by Raduan Nassar
Death by Water by Kenzaburō Ōe
The Four Books by Yan Lianke
A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa
Ladivine by Marie NDiaye
Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan
Mend the Living by Maylis de Kerangal
The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk
Tram 83 by Fiston Mwanza Mujila
The Vegetarian by Han Kang
White Hunger by Aki Ollikainen
A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler


Stream a new song by Amanda Palmer.


Ta-Nehisi Coates discussed his Black Panther comic at the Atlantic.


Stream Xiu Xiu's cover of the Twin Peaks theme song.


The New York Review of Books on author Eileen Myles.


Stream a new Bob Mould song.


Anna March recommended classic novels that are a joy to read at The Rumpus.


NPR Music is streaming Damien Jurado's new album Visions of Us on the Land.


The Los Angeles Times interviewed author Maggie Nelson.


Stream a new Eagulls song.


Ebook on sale for $1.99: Tom Robbins' memoir Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life.


NPR Music is streaming Iggy Pop's new album Post Pop Depression.


Elisa Gabbert examined the politics of lexicography at The Smart Set.


Salon reconsidered the music of the Feelies.


VICE interviewed cartoonist Peter Bagge.


Drowned in Sound interviewed Zachary Cole Smith of DIIV.


The Portland Mercury interviewed Daniel Clowes about his new graphic novel Patience.



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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