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April 14, 2016

Shorties (The 2016 Man Booker Prize Shortlist, Stream the New Guided By Voices Album, and more)

The 2016 Man Booker Prize shortlist has been announced:

The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
The Vegetarian by Han Kang
A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa
A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk
A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler
The Four Books by Yan Lianke


Stream the new Guided By Voices album Please Be Honest at Noisey.


Literary Hub profiled author Jon Ronson.


Stream a new Psychic Ills song (that features Hope Sandoval.


Authors recommended books you've never heard of at GQ.


NPR Music is streaming Wire's new album Nocturnal Koreans.


Jeffrey Eugenides discussed writing his debut novel The Virgin Suicides at the New Yorker.


Members of Wolf Parade discussed their reunion tour at Exclaim.


Literary Hub interviewed author Karl Ove Knausgaard.


NPR Music is streaming Rufus Wainwright's new album Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets.


The New Yorker examined the Marianne Moore renaissance.


Shearwater visited World Cafe for a live performance and interview.


The New York Times profiled author Mario Vargas Llosa.


On the golden age of laziness for music lovers.


The Arkansas Times interviewed author Kevin Young.


Stream a new Julie Ruin song.


Vol. One Brooklyn interviewed Joni Murphy about her novel Double Teenage.


Consequence of Sound profiled Car Seat Headrest's Will Toledo.


Fusion interviewed Esmé Weijun Wang about her novel The Border of Paradise.


The Village Voice interviewed John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.


Bookworm interviewed Christopher Sorrentino about his novel The Fugitives.


Leo Weekly interviewed singer-songwriter Jay Farrar.


Recommended Reading shared an excerpt from Alejandro Jodorowsky's novel Albina and the Dog-Men.


The A.V. Club reconsidered Jeff Buckley's classic album Grace.


Electric Literature interviewed author Peter Straub.


Paste recommended beers to drink on Record Store Day.


Early bookmobiles.


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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