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August 22, 2016

Shorties (The Best Books of the Year So Far, The Best Songs of the 1970s, and more)

Slate and Esquire listed the best books of the year so far.


Pitchfork listed the best songs of the 1970s.


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


The Times Literary Supplement shared an excerpt from Eimear McBride’s new novel The Lesser Bohemians.


The Guardian listed the best songs by The Band.


ZYZZYVA interviewed author Max Porter.


Classical music inspired by Shakespeare.


The Indianola Review interviewed author Jenni Fagan.


Stream a new Car Seat Headrest song.


The Rumpus interviewed author Ramona Ausubel.


Lushlife covered My Bloody Valentine's "When You Sleep."


Author Garth Greenwell discussed his favorite books in the New York Times.


Clash interviewed The Tallest Man on Earth, AKA singer-songwriter Kristian Mattson.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Svetlana Alexievich's book Secondhand Time.


Iowa Public Radio previewed September and October's music releases.


Curtis Sittenfeld talked to the New Yorker about her short story in this week's issue.


NPR Music is streaming the new Bad Plus covers album, It's Hard.


W Magazine interviewed author Leopoldine Core.


Noisey profiled singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless.


Sixth Tone interviewed author Amitav Ghosh.


NPR Music is streaming the new Joseph album I'm Alone, You're Not.


Bookworm interviewed author Tom McCarthy.


PopMatters interviewed Jessica Numsuwankijkul about her musical project Heliotropes.


Weekend Edition interviewed Imbolo Mbue about her debut novel Behold the Dreamers.


NPR Music is streaming the new Album Leaf album, Between Waves.


Conjunctions is serializing a novella by Samuel R. Delany.


Paste interviewed singer-songwriter Dolly Parton.


WFPL interviewed author Kyle Coma-Thompson.


NPR Music is streaming the new Cass McCombs album Mangy Love.


The Weeklings interviewed author D. Foy.


Paste listed Neil Young's best political songs.


The Wall Street Journal interviewed author John Langan.


All Songs Considered and Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan.


Lenny interviewed author Natashia Deon.


Pitchfork shared an oral history of the band P.S. Eliot.


Studio 360 interviewed author Nadja Spiegelman.



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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