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September 16, 2016

Shorties (The 2016 National Book Award for Fiction Longlist, An Interview with Gillian Welch, and more)

The 2016 longlist for the National Book Award for Fiction has been announced.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributors Adam Haslett, Brad Watson, Chris Bachelder, Elizabeth McKenzie, Garth Greenwell, and Lydia Millet.


Paste interviewed singer-songwriter Gillian Welch.


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


Literary Hub shared three short essays from the anthology Airplane Reading.


Deerhoof covered Xiu Xiu's "Hi."


CBC Books recommended fall's best new books.


NPR Music is streaming Ryuichi Sakamoto's score to the film Nagasaki: Memories Of My Son.


A judge for the 2016 Man Booker Prize offered insight into the process at the Guardian.


Stream a new Phantogram song.


Bookforum interviewed Lidudumalingani Mqombothi, winner of the 2016 Caine Prize for African Writing.


Stream two songs played in the studio by the reunited P.S. Eliot.


CarolineLeavittville interviewed Marisa Silver abut her stunning new novel Little Nothing.


Stream a new Thom Yorke track.


Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner's debut novel will be published in fall of 2017.


The New York Observer profiled the band Dawes.


The Rumpus interviewed author Leland Cheuk.


PopMatters interviewed Mac Quayle, who composes the music for Mr. Robot.


Book Riot recommended books for postmodern film lovers.


The Telegraph is streaming the Handsome Family's Unseen album.


OUPblog recommended books on Mexican history and culture.


The Dodos covered American Football's "Never Meant."


Literary Hub recommended books on race, police, and Black Lives Matter.


Saint Motel visited Morning Becomes Eclectic for an interview and live performance.


The Los Angeles Times examined Counterpoint's merger with Catapult.


Stream Owen's cover of Rainer Maria's "Ears Ring," from the compilation Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl.


Electric Literature recommended fall books about food and desire.


Paste reconsidered Bruce Springsteen's 2002 album The Rising.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn shared an excerpt from Jeff Jackson's novella Novi Sad.


Impose interviewed Glenn Mercer of the Feelies.


BOMB interviewed author Laia Jufresa.



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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