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September 13, 2016

Shorties (The Man Booker Prize Shortlist, The 15th Anniversary of the Drive-By Truckers' Southern Rock Opera Album, and more)

The 2016 Man Booker Prize shortlist has been announced.

Paul Beatty - The Sellout
Deborah Levy - Hot Milk
Graeme Macrae Burnet - His Bloody Project
Ottessa Moshfegh – Eileen
David Szalay - All That Man Is
Madeleine Thien - Do Not Say We Have Nothing

Diffuser reconsidered the Drive-By Truckers album Southern Rock Opera, released 15 years ago this week.

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 listed ten novels that use guns as literary symbols.

Rolling Stone on how David Bowie's Scary Monsters album changed pop music.

The New Yorker on the poetry of Tommy Pico.

Ty Segall covered Neil Young's "Down by the River."

Take a classic rock inspired by literature quiz.

Stream a new Ghost song.

The longlist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Fiction has been announced.

Morning Edition interviewed author Kevin Powell about Tupac Shakur's legacy 20 years after his death.

Electric Literature interviewed Alexander Maksik about his new novel Shelter in Place.

The trio Joseph visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Tin House hosted a discussion between authors Roy Scranton and Nick Flynn.

Billboard listed bad films with great soundtracks.

Rebecca Solnit offered tips on how to be a writer at Literary Hub.

The Fader profiled Roberto Carlos Lange of Helado Negro.

Signature recommended books for female youth activists.

The Quietus reconsidered the Pixies' Trompe Le Monde album 25 years after its release.

Book Riot shared an excerpt from her novel The Wonder.

Stream a new song by Lower Dens.

Here & Now interviewed Nathan Hill about his debut novel The Nix.

Stream a new Kim Gordon song.

The Omaha World-Herald previewed fall's marquee books.

Noisey profiled the band Warpaint.

Hazlitt interviewed author Mary Roach.

Pitchfork shared an excerpt from Jace Clayton's book Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture.

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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