Shorties (Adrian Tomine Interviewed, An Interview with Palehound’s El Kempner, and more)

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The New Yorker interviewed cartoonist Adrian Tomine.

Palehound’s El Kempner talked friendship and community with The Creative Independent.

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Ties by Domenico Starnone

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The Open Curtain by Brian Evenson

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Fight Night by Miriam Toews

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Escape Velocity by Charles Portis

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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.

Stream a new song by Dessa.

Debutiful recommended August’s most anticipated books.

Meshell Ndegeocello covered Bob Dylan’s “I’ll Keep It with Mine.”

Kirkus profiled author Ann Patchett.

An additional benefit of a long track record, she says with a laugh, is that “having dedicated books to every member of my family and every person I felt an obligation to, I’ve been able to dedicate the last three books to friends.” Tom Lake is dedicated to children’s book author Kate DiCamillo, “who held the lantern high.”

Mark Mothersbaugh remembered Paul Reubens at Yahoo Music.

Bustle recommended fall’s best books.

Stream a new song by Wilco.

Book Riot recommended August’s best graphic novels and comics.

Stereogum profiled the band Chat Pile.

Julia Fine recommended books about friendships with wealth disparities at Electric Literature.

Stream a new song by Ratboys.

Ben Purkert talked to Our Culture about writing his debut novel.

My background is in poetry, but that didn’t stop me, and some amount of ignorance is useful when you’re writing a first draft. I think you need to not think so hard and let the words come out. I’m a big believer in in-class writing and prompts to just generate, then, however, the work shifts to revision. I have this first draft and I didn’t really know how to shape or work it, and that was the part that was the steeper learning curve for me, where I felt like my poetry background was in certain ways, holding me back a little bit, and I just had to read as many novels as I possibly could to understand the form.

Stream a new Speedy Ortiz song.

Kyle Dillon Hertz talked to Electric Literature about his novel The Lookback Window.

Stream a new song by Spirit of the Beehive.

Book Riot and Literary Hub recommended the week’s best new books.

Our Culture profiled singer-songwriter Madeline Kenney.

The 2023 Booker Prize longlist has been announced.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy contributors Sebastian Barry, Paul Harding, Paul Lynch, and Paul Murray.

Stream a new song by Colin Miller.

Jimin Han discussed her novel The Apology with Literary Hub.

Stream a new song by Bewilder.

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