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September 27, 2016

Shorties (An Interview with Emma Donoghue, A List of the Best Ambient Albums, and more)

The Wonder

Out interviewed author Emma Donoghue about her novel The Wonder.

Pitchfork listed the best ambient albums.

Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Flight by Sherman Alexie
The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell
The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
We're All Damaged by Matthew Norman

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The Elephant's Journey by Jose Saramago
Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin

Stereogum is streaming Bellows' Fist & Palm album.

Laura Miller examined the fiction of Tana French at the New Yorker.

The Paris Review interviewed author and musician Sjon.

Divedapper interviewed poet Vijay Seshadri.

Stereogum is streaming Itasca's new album Open to Chance.

Literary Hub interviewed Mark Greif about his new essay collection Against Everything.

American Songwriter interviewed Liam Betson of the band LVL Up.

Merrit Tierce and Anuk Arudpragasam discussed publishing their debut novels at Literary Hub.

David Bazan covered Low's "Long Way Around the Sea."

Bookworm interviewed author Marisa Silver.

The A.V. Club is streaming Peaer's self-titled album.

Annie Proulx discussed her novel Barkskins with the Ottawa Citizen.

Stream a new Beck song.

Cartoonist Jill Thompson discussed reinventing Wonder Woman at Bustle.

Kyle Craft visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

The 2016 Giller Prize shortlist has been announced.

New Zealand researchers have restored the first recording of computer-generated music, created in 1951 on a computer built by Alan Turing.

The staff of Jezebel recommended books for back-to-school reading.

Stream a 30-minute concert of duets by Andrew Bird and Fiona Apple.

BBC America recommended books for fans of Douglas Adams.

The Drive-By Truckers visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Newsarama interviewed cartoonist Gene Luen Yang.

All Songs Considered examined the history of campaign endorsement songs.

Catapult interviewed writer Kashana Cauley.

The Creative Independent has launched with an essay by Eileen Myles.

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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