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April 12, 2016

Shorties (The Baileys Womens Prize for Fiction Shortlist, The Best Movie Soundtracks, and more)

The 2016 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist has been announced.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Elizabeth MacKenzie and her novel The Portable Veblen.

Paste listed the best movie soundtracks.

Lambda Literary interviewed author Augusten Burroughs.

Stream a new Car Seat Headrest song.

Signature recommended celebrity-read audiobook memoirs.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed Anton Newcombe of the Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Authors and celebrities talked to Vulture about how they learned to write comics.

Stereogum is streaming Eskimeaux's Year of the Rabbit EP.

Salon interviewed cartoonist Chester Brown about his new book Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus.

SPIN interviewed Dan Boeckner about the Wolf Parade reunion.

Hilton Als on the writing of Maggie Nelson.

Life as a goth in 1980s Yorkshire.

The shortlist for the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award has been announced.

The A.V. Club reconsidered Thomas Dolby's album The Golden Age Of Wireless.

The New Yorker and Chicago Tribune profiled author Beverly Cleary on her 100th birthday.

What is rock and roll?

The American Library Association has released its list of 2015's most challenged books.

Palehound played a Tiny Desk Concert.

Fresh Air interviewed author Charles Bock about his novel Alice & Oliver.

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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