Shorties (An Excerpt from Kathryn Bromwich’s Debut Novel, How Liz Phair’s Exile in Guyville Changed Lives, and more)

Daily book & music news & links

Debutiful shared an excerpt from Kathryn Bromwich’s brilliant debut novel At the Edge of the Woods.

Grace Robins-Somerville and Samantha Lopez discussed how Liz Phair’s Exile in Guyville changed their lives (the album turns 30 this year).

Stream a previously unreleased outtake from the album’s recording sessions.

eBook on sale for $0.99 today:

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing
The Inimitable Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
The People’s Game by Gary Neville

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Firmin by Sam Savage
Orwell by D. J. Taylor

eBook on sale for $4.99 today:

The Dog of the South by Charles Portis

All today’s eBook deals

June’s best eBook deals

All June’s eBook deals

Stream a previously unreleased Justin Vernon song.

The Cut’s In Her Shoes podcast interviewed author Maggie Smith.

“This memoir felt like open sea swimming,” she says. “Writing a memoir is such a crash course in vulnerability.” But this isn’t just a divorce or marriage book, as Smith notes. This is the story of a woman who finally realized how many concessions and sacrifices she had made and stopped once and for all.

Paste listed the best alt-country albums of all time.

Bookforum is returning to print in August.

Laura Cantrell covered “When the Roses Bloom Again” with Steve Earle.

Greg Marshall discussed his memoir, Leg: The Story of a Limb and the Boy Who Grew from It, with Electric Literature.

My writing has always come from a place of humor and, you could say, quirky observation. But when I was willing to write about disability, to closely observe my brain and body, I started showing up on the page in new ways.

Slant listed the best albums of the year so far.

The New York Times listed the most influential post-war works of queer literature.

Stream a new Lewis OfMan song that features Empress Of.

Lorrie Moore recommended books at ELLE.

Brooklyn metal club St. Vitus is crowdfunding a 10th anniversary book.

byline interviewed author Katherine Faw.

I was always obsessed with words. They were synesthetic to me, the best ones. In notebooks I would compulsively string together my favorite, most sensual words with no regard for story.

J. Robbins covered Naked Raygun’s “Got Hurt.”

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from K Patrick’s novel Mrs. S.

BROODS’ Georgia Nott discussed her solo project Georgia Gets By with Paste.

Stream her new s0ng.

CLMP shared a reading list featuring trans, nonbinary & gender-nonconforming writers

Stream a new song by Dream Stitch.

Tobias Carroll recommended June books in translation at Words Without Borders.

The Creative Independent interviewed musician Andy Shauf.

Peter Apps’ Show Me the Bodies: How We Let Grenfell Happen and Tom Crewe’s novel The New Life have been awarded the 2023 Orwell prizes for political writing.

Stream a new song by Palehound.

3:AM Magazine interviewed musician and author Adele Bertei.

Bandcamp Daily delved into De La Soul’s discography.

If This Goes On (Don’t Panic)! interviewed author Maurice Broaddus.

Stream a new song by Italian composer Caterina Barbieri.

Jim Hanas has launched a serial fiction project.

The Baffler remembered Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Artless interviewed author Lincoln Michel.

Stream a new song by Hauschka.

Umberto Eco’s favorite books.

If you appreciate the work that goes into Largehearted Boy, please consider supporting the site to keep it strong.