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March 18, 2016

Shorties (The National Book Critics Circle Award Winners, A New Mountain Goats Song, and more)

The 2016 National Book Critic Circle Awards were presented last night.

Download an unreleased Mountain Goats song.

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.

Eugene Mirman interviewed singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock at BrooklynVegan.

The Rumpus interviewed author Kristopher Jansma.

Stream a new PJ Harvey song.

LitReactor listed great folk horror novels.

The National will release a 59-track Grateful Dead compilation in May.

Literary Hub recommended French books you should read.

Stream a new song by Mew.

The Huffington Post interviewed author Mario Vargas Llosa.

Stream two new M.I.A. tracks.

Julian Barnes remembered his friend, author Anita Brookner, at the Guardian.

Stream a new song from Kim Gordon's new band Glitterbust.

0s & 1s Reads interviewed author Clancy Martin.

The Daily Californian profiled Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield.

Time Out New York interviewed Stephanie Danler about her debut novel Sweetbitter.

Treble listed essential late night albums.

NPR Music is streaming Margo Price's Midwest Farmer's Daughter album.

Salon interviewed Olivia Laing about her book The Lonely City.

Drowned in Sound interviewed author and musician Willy Vlautin.

The New York Times reviewed the New-York Historical Society's exhibit of the artwork of children's book author and illustrator Mo Willems.

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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