Shorties (Edan Lepucki Interviewed, New Music by Death Valley Girls, and more)

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Edan Lepucki discussed her novel Time’s Mouth with Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

I will say that motherhood and writing are the most central facets of my life. I’m pretty sure those two things will mean the most in terms of what I dedicated my life to—making books and raising people. They’re so different, but they also inform each other in beautiful ways.

Stream a new song by Death Valley Girls.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

A Room with a View by E. M. Forster

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

Life Mask by Emma Donoghue
Skylight by José Saramago

All today’s eBook deals

All August’s eBook deals

This week’s Largehearted Boy newsletter shared an anniversary playlist (of songs from the past year) as well as the usual links, likes, and weekly recap.

TIME, Town & Country, and the Sydney Morning Herald listed August’s most anticipated books.

Cover Me recapped July’s best cover songs.

Rebekah Bergman discussed her debut novel, The Museum of Human History, with Shondaland.

Bergman recommended books that use fairy tales to reveal the strangeness of the real world at Electric Literature.

Stream a new song by the Linda Lindas.

The 2022 Eisner Award winners have been announced.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy contributor Tom Gauld.

The Quietus profiled DreamTX’s Nicholas Das.

Bandcamp Daily remembered cellist Abdul Wadud and his lone solo album, My Time.

A classically trained cellist who played jazz, Wadud was perfectly outfitted with technique and style for the advancements that he would instigate. His recording career began early, most notably with the Black Unity Ensemble and longtime collaborator Julius Hemphill. But it was his lone solo recording, By Myself that would spotlight the incredible things Wadud could do on the cello. Now, Cleveland label Gotta Groove has reissued this groundbreaking recording for the first time since its initial release in 1977.

Stream a new song by William Basinski’s Sparkle Division.

Daniel Magariel recommended intriguing books by literary heavyweights at The Week.

PopMatters reconsidered Jets To Brazil’s 1998 album, Orange Rhyming Dictionary.

VICE recommended July’s best cookbooks.

Shastri Akella shared how he wrote his novel The Sea Elephants at Literary Hub.

The Sea Elephants began with an image that came to me one day when I was hiking by myself in the Himalayan mountain ranges of Uttarakhand. A young man shifts a photograph from one wall, that has pictures of the living, to another, that has pictures of the dead. The few pictures that remained on the wall of the living are surrounded by square-shaped stains.

Stream a new song by Alabaster DePlume.

The Last Dream, a new short story collection by Pedro Almodóvar, will be published next year.

Nardwuar interviewed the members of boygenius.

Jamie Quatro talked to the New Yorker about her story in this week’s issue.

Stream a new song by Candy Claws.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Victoria Kielland’s novel My Men.

Amanda Petrusich remembered Sinéad O’Connor at the New Yorker.

Elizabeth Acevedo talked to The Rumpus about her novel Family Lore.

Rumpus: How did the poet in you influence the writing in this book?

Acevedo: I think a lot of the craft risks I took are informed by poetry—allowing for the meandering memory form, the way the title of each section kicks off the first line of the passage, the consideration for how the prose looked on the page, especially when dropping into a memory—all felt like poetry was guiding the hand that made those choices. I’m also a stickler for trying to elevate language. Even though this novel is in prose, the part of me that writes verse always wants to think about the texture of the words, incorporating sound and repetition and rhythm to indicate feelings and mindset: prosody! I think a lot about prosody.

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