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April 19, 2016

Shorties (Viet Thanh Nguyen on Being Awarded the Pulitzer, James McBride on James Brown, and more)

Literary Hub interviewed Viet Thanh Nguyen, whose novel The Sympathizer was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction yesterday.

James McBride talked to Morning Edition about his new book Kill 'Em And Leave: Searching For James Brown And The American Soul.

Emily St. John Mandel reminisced about her book tour.

Rolling Stone examined the resurgence of music on cassettes.

The Seattle Review of Books profiled author Danielle Dutton.

Stream a new Beth Orton song.

The New York Times examined the influence of author Eileen Myles.

Stream a new Deerhoof song.

Literary Hub recommended poets you should be reading.

NYCTaper shared a recording of the Mountain Goats Saturday NYC show.

Divedapper interviewed poet Fanny Howe.

SPIN profiled the band Beach Slang.

Stream part one of Mitchell S. Jackson's documentary.

Bernie Sanders' secret campaign weapon: indie rockers.

Neal Bascomb discussed writing history at Literary Hub.

Salon interviewed Bob Boilen about his anthology Your Song Changed My Life.

The finalists for the 2016 Best Translated Book Awards have been announced.

Composer Henry Threadgill talked to A Blog Supreme about winning the Pulitzer Prize for music.

Philadelphia's chapbook vending machine.

The A.V. Club reconsidered Hum's 1995 album You’d Prefer An Astronaut.

The 2016 Pulitzer Prizes were announced yesterday.

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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