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May 10, 2016

Shorties (The Best Books of 2016 So Far, PJ Harvey's Summer US Tour, and more)

Minnesota Public Radio listed the best books of 2016 so far.


PJ Harvey will play shows in NYC and Los Angeles this summer.


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eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Harold and Maude by Colin Higgins
Prayers for the Living by Alan Cheuse


The shortlist for the 2016 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, awarded to a a literary work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry "that best evokes the spirit of a place," has been announced:

The Great Explosion by Brian Dillon
Nothing is True and Everything is Possible by Peter Pomerantsev
The River by Jane Clark
The Shepherd's Life James Rebanks
This Divided Island by Samanth Subramanian
Weatherland by Alexandra Harris


NYCTaper is streaming Woods' recent Brooklyn performance.


Adelle Waldman profiled Samuel Richardson, the founder of the novel, in the New Yorker.


Stream a new Speedy Ortiz song.


The 2016 Restless Prize has been awarded to Deepak Unnikrishnan for his novel Temporary People.


Stereogum reconsidered Girl Talk's Night Ripper album 10 years after its release.


The Believer interviewed author Maggie Nelson.


Stream a new case/lang/veirs song.


Jessa Crispin discussed the current state of literature with the Guardian.


Grimes released a video for "California."


The Brian Lehrer Show interviewed Pamela Erens about her new novel Eleven Hours.


SPIN profiled singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler.

Nadler examined White Lung's new album Paradise at The Talkhouse.


Christian Lorentzen on Don DeLillo's post-Underworld writing at Vulture.


PopMatters interviewed film and television composer Lyle Workman.


Tools of the Trade traced the history of children's literature in the classroom.


SPIN interviewed Laurel Sprengelmeyer of Little Scream.


Sheila Heti interviewed author Karl Ove Knausgard.


Astronautilus visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Minnesota Public Radio listed the best books of 2016 so far.


Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter Kate Jackson, formerly of the Long Blondes.


Fresh Air interviewed Richard Russo about his new novel Everybody's Fool.



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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