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July 12, 2016

Shorties (David Mitchell on Writing Ghost Stories, An Interview with Car Seat Headrest, and more)

David Mitchell on writing ghost stories.

PopMatters interviewed Car Seat Headrest's Will Toledo.

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eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
The Eternal Wonder by Pearl S. Buck
Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

A History of the Future by James Kunstler
Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume

Literary Hub shared a short story from Patrick Ryan's new collection The Dream Life of Astronauts.

Stream a new King Creosote song.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Google's deletion of author Dennis Cooper's blog.

The Quietus interviewed Jackie Lynn (Haley Fohr of Circuit des Yeux) about her new album.

Literary Hub recommended July's best beach reads.

Aquarium Drunkard shared a "Songs That Are Sacred, And Songs That Might As Well Be" mixtape.

BuzzFeed shared a short story from Rebecca Schiff's collection The Bed Moved.

Stream a new Thee Oh Sees song.

Ebook on sale for $1.99 today: Kurt Vonnegut's short story collection Welcome to the Monkey House.

The Quietus interviewed music critics Sylvia Patterson And Miranda Sawyer.

Paste shared the best soccer journalism about the Euro 2016 tournament.

The A.V. Club reconsidered the Descendants' Everything Sucks album.

SPIN interviewed the band's frontman Milo Aukerman.

Vulture listed the 100 greatest beach books ever.

Sylvia Patterson talked to On the Record about her new book I'm Not with the Band.

"One of the best books about writing about music for a living to come along in a long, long time is 'I'm Not With the Band'. Sylvia Patterson's mighty fine read about her years covering the ins, outs, ups and downs of the pop world for Smash Hits, NME and elsewhere reminds you that there was a golden age for music journalism – and that the past tense is warranted. Patterson had access to the bold print names which anyone with even a passing interest in pop recognises – acts like Madonna, Oasis, Led Zeppelin, Prince, Amy Winehouse, Adele, U2, Johnny Cash and Beyoncé – and she made full use of this access to ask cheeky questions of whoever she met and produce some sparkling copy. "

The impressive longlist for the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize has been announced.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributors Kevin Morris, Cote Smith, Manuel Gonzales, Miroslav Penkov, Stephen O’Connor, Molly Prentiss, Garth Greenwell, and Hannah Tennant-Moore.

Help crowdfund a documentary about the legendary music magazine Creem.

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)
weekly music release lists

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