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April 5, 2009

Shorties (Neil Young, Samuel R. Delany, and more)

This week's streaming No Love For Ned show features an in-studio performance by the Besties.


The Observer reviews the new Neil Young album, Fork in the Road.


In the Times Online, author James Kelman explains how his life changed after he won the Booker prize for his novel, How Late it Was, How Late.

“I don’t think it’s proved to be that good for me, winning the Booker in 1994. The hostility, the attacks, interfered with my work in a way that I don’t think I ever really recovered. When you have bookshops saying ‘we won’t stock this guy’s books’ it makes it difficult for the people who sell you, the promotional team."


The Philadelphia Inquirer profiles author Samuel R. Delany.

Delany, called "Chip" by friends and family, says he hung up his laser gun in the mid-1980s. Before long, an entirely different crowd embraced him as a critic and literary writer whose work explores the nature of writing and creativity. Among his best work is the ambitious 2007 novel Dark Reflections, which follows the life of a gay, African American writer partially modeled on Delany himself.


Daytrotter's Sunday session features in-studio mp3s from Spanish Prisoners.


NPR is streaming last night's Mates of State and Black Kids Washington performance.


Enter the latest Largehearted Boy giveaway and win three zombie novels.


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also at Largehearted Boy:

Online "best of 2008" music lists
Online "best of 2008" book lists
daily mp3 downloads
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists

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