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April 20, 2016

Shorties (George Saunders on His Debut Novel, Andy Partridge's New Book Reviewed, and more)

Vulture interviewed George Saunders about his debut novel Lincoln in the Bardo.


Browbeat reviewed Andy Partridge's new book, Complicated Game: Inside the Songs of XTC.


Publishers Weekly previewed summer's best new books.


Julianna Barwick discussed her favorite albums at The Quietus.


The Literary Hub podcast interviewed author Karl Ove Knausgaard.


Paste profiled singer-songwriter Margo Price.


Signature recommended film and television adaptations of Shakespeare's plays.


NPR Music shared a Mountain Stage set by Josh Ritter.


Car Seat Headrest covered Radiohead's "Pyramid Song."


Electric Literature recommended Gothic gems of historical fiction.


Morning Edition profiled the band Woods.


The Portland Press Herald interviewed Elizabeth Hand about her new novel Hard Light.


A Course in Dying interviewed author Warren Ellis.


Paste profiled singer-songwriter Thao Nguyen.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed Molly Prentiss about her novel Tuesday Nights in 1980.


The A.V. Club interviewed the music supervisor of the television series Girls.


Cocktails inspired by the writing of Roald Dahl.


Stream a new song by Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs.


Kim Brooks and Ethan Canin discussed writing and their new novels at Salon.


Andrew Bird visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


The 2016 Eisner Awards finalists have been announced, and the list features a record number of women.


The Guardian reconsidered Mary Margaret O'Hara's 1988 album Miss America.


David Duchovny discussed his new novel Bucky F*cking Dent with Fresh Air.


eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave
Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe
How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell
J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist by Thomas Beller
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
The Lost Tribe of Coney Island by Claire Prentiss
Shakespeare: The World as a Stage by Bill Bryson
South on Highland by Liana Maeby
The Time Is Noon by Pearl Buck



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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