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April 29, 2016

Shorties (Louise Erdrich on Books and Reading, Neil Young's New Live Album, and more)

Author Louise Erdrich talked books and reading with the New York Times.

Rolling Stone reports that Neil Young's forthcoming live album Earth will mix songs from his 2015 tour with animal sounds.

Authors remembered Jenny Diski at Literary Hub.

Pitchfork shared an oral history of Steve Reich's Come Out tape-loop experiment.

Literary Hub previewed May's must-read books.

The A.V. Club previewed May's music releases.

Electric Literature interviewed author Rebecca Schiff.

Courtney Barnett visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Literary Hub shared a reading list of books about Naples.

PopMatters interviewed members of the band Dunes.

Publishers Weekly listed great unconventional true crime books.

Stream a new Sally Shapiro song.

The Rumpus interviewed author Jedediah Berry.

Stream a new Islands song.

Author Shawn Vestal listed books that capture the spirit of the wild west at Signature.

Stream a new Into It. Over It. track.

The Guardian profiled author Paula Hawkins.

Andrew Bird visited World Cafe for a live performance and interview.

Salon interviewed Sara Benincasa about her book Real Artists Have Day Jobs.

The Tallahassee Democrat profiled the Drive-By Truckers.

The librarians behind the Awful Library Books blog talked to the New Yorker.

Paste listed musicians who made their music in exile.

Electric Literature examined the renaissance of noir fiction.

PopMatters examined the rivalry and mutual admiration between Prince and Michael Jackson.

The first Little Free Library Festival will be held May 21st in Minneapolis.

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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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