April 14, 2016
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
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.
Members of Wolf Parade discussed their reunion tour at Exclaim.
Literary Hub interviewed author Karl Ove Knausgaard.
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.
The Arkansas Times interviewed author Kevin Young.
Stream a new Julie Ruin song.
Consequence of Sound profiled Car Seat Headrest's Will Toledo.
Leo Weekly interviewed singer-songwriter Jay Farrar.
Paste recommended beers to drink on Record Store Day.
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)
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)