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September 21, 2016

Shorties (Kirkus Prize Finalists Announced, A New Leonard Cohen Song, and more)

The finalists for the 291016 Kirkus Prize have been announced.


Stream a new Leonard Cohen song.


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


Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton recounted the history of their band Arab Strap at The Quietus.


Electric Literature interviewed Marisa Silver about her novel Little Nothing.


The A.V. Club looked back on the soundtrack to Wim Wenders' 1990 film Until The End Of The World.


The Rumpus Poetry Book Club interviewed Monica Youn.


Drowned in Sound interviewed Nothing frontman Domenic Palermo.


The Guardian recommended forthcoming graphic novels and comics.


Stream a new song from the Danish band Lowly.


Harpers Bazaar recommended October's best new books.


Rolling Stone profiled singer-songwriter Amanda Shires.


Author Emma Donoghue discussed her love for Emily Dickinson's poem "You" at the Atlantic.


Yo La Tengo is releasing another covers compilation (with cover art by Adrian Tomine), Murder in the Second Degree.


Juan Gabriel Vasquez discussed his new novel Reputations with All Things Considered.


Stream a new song from Man Man frontman Honus Honus.


Flavorwire interviewed Sady Doyle about her new book Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear . . . and Why.


The New York Times reviewed Bruce Springsteen's new memoir Born to Run.


Elle shared an excerpt from A. C. Thomas' debut novel, The Hate U Give.


The Cincinnati Enquirer profiled singer-songwriter Josh Ritter.


Barnes and Noble recommended books about freaky cults.


The Quietus interviewed Mikael Ã…kerfeldt Of Opeth.


Google Play interviewed author Colson Whitehead.


The Guardian interviewed Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Margaret Wappler about her novel Neon Green.



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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