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October 26, 2016

Shorties (Paul Beatty Awarded The Booker Prize, A New Will Johnson Song, and more)

Paul Beatty has been awarded the 2016 Man Booker Prize for his novel The Sellout.


Stream a new Will Johnson song.


Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick
The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle
Pierced by the Sun by Laura Esquivel
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr.
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
The Son by Philipp Meyer
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga


eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Blindness by Jose Saramago
The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson
Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss


Barack Obama shared the books that shaped his life at Wired.


The Quietus interviewed Anton Newcombe of the Brian Jonestown Massacre.


The Guardian recommended books about radical history.


Stereogum ranked songs about Halloween by spookiness.


Paste shared an excerpt from Anya Davidson's graphic novel Band for Life.


Stream a new Miya Folick song.


The New York Times recommended books to read in your 20s.


Stream a new song by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.


The Wall Street Journal and Paste interviewed Chuck Palahniuk about his new short story/coloring book Bait.


Stream a new Sad13 song.


Signature listed the best books about the 1960s.


The Boston Globe profiled singer-songwriter Mitski.


The JDO Show interviewed author Jeff Jackson.


The Colorado Springs Independent profiled Car Seat Headrest's Will Toledo.


BuzzFeed shared new short fiction about fame by Rebecca Makkai, Alice Sola Kim, and Lindsay Hunter.


Andrew Bird and Matt Berninger covered Lou Reed's "Perfect Day."


D. Foy has released a video trailer for his novel Patricide.


Paste ranked Steely Dan's albums.


Anthony Bourdain talked to Morning Edition about his new cookbook Appetites.



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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