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November 1, 2016

Shorties (An Excerpt from Elena Ferrante's New Book, Johnny Marr's Book Tour Dates, and more)

The New Yorker shared an excerpt from Elena Ferrante's new book Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey.


Johnny Marr has set U.S. book tour dates for his autobiography Set the Boy Free.


Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

An Atlas of Impossible Longing by Anuradha Roy
And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer
Black Sun by Edward Abbey
Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry
Collected Stories by Frank O'Connor
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
The Man Who Sold the World: David Bowie and the 1970s by Peter Doggett
The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett
The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue
The Sisters Brothers by Patric deWitt
Speak by Louisa Hall
The Trouble with Lexie by Jessica Anya Blau

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster
Dirty Blvd.: The Life and Music of Lou Reed by Aidan Levy
Gone With the Mind by Mark Leyner
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Hidden Letters of Velta B. by Gina Ochsner
The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
We Are Water by Wally lamb

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman
The Color Purple Collection: The Color Purple, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessing the Secret of Joy by Alice Walker


Aquarium Drunkard interviewed R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck.


Tin House features a new short story by Helen Phillips.


Stream a new Lady Lamb song.


Electric Literature and Aster(ix) interviewed author Wendy C. Ortiz.


NYCTaper shared a recent performance by Joan of Arc.


The Guardian interviewed author John Berger.


The New York Observer interviewed Roberto Carlos Lange of Helado Negro.


HTMLGIANT interviewed author April Ayers Lawson.


The Dallas Observer profiled singer-songwriter Amanda Shires.


Literary Hub interviewed author Javier Marias.


Matt Walker discussed his book Gainesville Punk: A History of Bands and Music with Vice.


The Rumpus interviewed author Patricia Engel.


Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh talked to Weekend Edition about synths and pop music.


Literary Hub interviewed poet Fanny Howe.


Paste interviewed Nick Thorburn of the band Islands.


Anna Smail's The Chimes has been awarded the 2016 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.

Read and stream her Book Notes playlist for the book.


Neko Case played a Tiny Desk Concert (in a gorilla suit).


Elle and The Millions recommended November's best new books.


Paste profiled the band St. Paul and the Broken Bones.


Electric Literature examined the woks of author Robert Aickman.


Stereogum recommended the year's best new holiday albums.



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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