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March 17, 2016

Shorties (Recommended Experimental Feminist Literature, Iggy Pop and Josh Homme on Their New Album, and more)

Author Sarah McCarry recommended experimental feminist literature at Book Riot.


The Nerdist podcast interviewed Iggy Pop and Josh Homme about their collaborative album Post Pop Depression.


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.


Signature recommended books about the rich and unhappy of New York City.


The Casual Optimist listed March's book covers of note.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed Mira Billotte of the band White Magic.


Weird Sister interviewed author Myriam Gurba.


The Guardian reported on the UK reggae renaissance.


John D'Agata talked to Literary Hub about essays.


NPR Music is streaming the new Thermals album We Disappear.


Time Out New York listed 2016's best books by New York authors.


Singer-songwriter M. Ward visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


Flavorwire interviewed poet Anna Moschovakis.


NPR Music is streaming Eric Bachmann's self-titled solo album.


Kanan Makiya talked to All Things Considered about his new novel The Rope.

[For my Arabic readers], I wanted to underline the failure of the Iraqi elite, and our responsibility for that failure. I want Iraqis to look at themselves and say, this is not all the fault of ISIS, or this is not all the fault of al-Qaida. I am responsible for why this thing went as bad as it did. And I'm trying to break out of the sectarian divide, and morass, if you like, that has governed the way people talk about politics ... my English readers, I want to understand that it went wrong, and who I hold responsible for why it went wrong — including myself.


Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter Colin Stetson.


Sara Baume talked to Morning Edition about her novel Spill Simmer Falter Wither.

Read an excerpt from the book.



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)
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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