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August 24, 2016

Shorties (Curtis Sittenfeld on Book Reviews, New Music from Sharon Van Etten, and more)

The New York Times interviewed author Curtis Sittenfeld about book reviews.

Stream a new Sharon Van Etten song.

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson
The Year She Left Us by Kathryn Ma

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The River and Enoch O'Reilly by Peter Murphy
The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies

Stream a new track by The Glazzies.

The Rumpus interviewed Deep Vellum publisher Will Evans.

Stream a new song by Amber Mark.

Ilan Stavans on translating his own writing at the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Stream a new song by Flock of Dimes (solo project of Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner).

The New Yorker shared an excerpt from the postscript to Patti Smith's memoir M Train.

Stream a new No Age song.

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club interviewed poet David Rivard.

SPIN profiled the band Chastity Belt.

The Literary Hub podcast interviewed poet Tracy K. Smith.

Stream a new Sad13 (the solo project of Speedy Ortiz's Sadie DuPuis) song.

The Guardian listed the top seaside novels.

Paste profiled the Spanish band The Parrots.

And while this group’s roots are indeed firmly planted in the artistry of such classic acts as The Monks, The Seeds and early T. Rex, fans of California surf rock can also very much hear a reverence for the genre’s heyday in the driving rhythms that imbue Los Niños Sin Miedo’s 25 minutes.

The Hollywood Reporter announced that Jami Attenberg's novel The Middlesteins is being adapted for television.

Stream a new song by the band Fiance.

Woody Guthrie and the Dust Bowl Ballads is a new graphic novel about the iconic singer-songwriter.

Paste listed great forgotten Bob Dylan songs.

Author Ann Hood discussed book Clubs with

Stream a new Jo Bartlett song.

Flavorwire interviewed Sarah Jaffe about her book Necessary Trouble: America In Revolt.

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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