April 11, 2017
Shorties (The International Dublin Literary Award Shortlist, An Interview with Jens Lekman, and more)
The 2017 International Dublin Literary Award shortlist has been announced.
A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa, translated from the Portuguese by Daniel Hahn
Confession of the Lioness by Mia Couto, translated from the Portuguese by David Brookshaw
The Green Road by Anne Enright
The Prophets of Eternal Fjord by Kim Leine, translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken
The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli, translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk, translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap
A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler, translated from the German by Charlotte Collins
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Jens Lekman visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.
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Daniel Rachel's Walls Come Tumbling Down: Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone, Red Wedge has been awarded the the Penderyn music book prize.
Aquarium Drunkard interviewed singer-songwriter Coco Hames.
Signature recommended Shapiro's other books.
Sinkane visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.
Literary Hub interviewed author Durga Chew-Bose.
Morning Edition interviewed Ray Davies.
The Granta podcast interviewed author George Saunders.
Stream two new Mica Levi songs.
David Naimon interviewed poet Morgan Parker.
Rolling Stone profiled the band Future Islands.
Stream a new Girlpool song.
Jezebel recommended two books published this month.
Stream a new song by Joan Shelley and Nathan Salsburg.
The 2017 Pulitzer Prizes were announced.
PopMatters interviewed singer-songwriter Jenn Grant.
Stream a new Decemberists song.
Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Gerard's new short story collection Sunshine State.
NYCTaper shared a recording of a recent Bardo Pond show.
The Times-Picayune talked to Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers.
Conversational Reading interviewed translator Emma Ramadan.
PopMatters looked back on the band Shakespears Sister.
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)
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