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September 2, 2016

Shorties (The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Shortlist, An Interview with John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats, and more)

The shortlist for the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize has been announced.

Christianity Today interviewed John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.

eBook on sale for $2.99 today: Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin

SPIN profiled singer-songwriter Jenny Hval.

Author Ananda Devi was interviewed by her translator at French Culture.

Stream a new M.I.A. song.

The Rumpus interviewed author Robin MacArthur.

Texas Monthly profiled singer-songwriter Amanda Shires.

PBS NewsHour interviewed author Daniel Handler.

GQ shared a fascinating oral history of Jefferson Starship's "We Built This City" single.

Entertainment Weekly and BBC Culture recommended September's must-read books.

A jazz band covered Wye Oak's "Doubt."

The Science Friday podcast interviewed author Margaret Atwood.

Atwood discussed her graphic novel Angel Catbird with the New Statesman.

Stream a new Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds song.

BuzzFeed and the Huffington Post previewed fall's big books.

Paste listed August's best albums.

Ms. magazine profiled the new Brooklyn feminist bookstore Troll Hole.

Is Banksy really a group of artists led by Massive Attack;s Robert '3D' Del Naja.

BuzzFeed recommended September's best new books.

Drowned in Sound profiled the band Slow Club.

A new poem by Anne Carson.

Henry Rollins interviewed J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr at Magnet.

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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