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November 18, 2009

Shorties (Bad Sex in Fiction Award Shortlist, Girls, and more)

The Guardian examines the shortlist for the 2009 edition of the Bad Sex in Fiction Award.

The shortlist:

Paul Theroux for A Dead Hand
Nick Cave for The Death of Bunny Munro
Philip Roth for The Humbling
Jonathan Littell for The Kindly Ones
Amos Oz for Rhyming Life and Death
John Banville for The Infinities
Anthony Quinn for The Rescue Man
Simon Van Booy for Love Begins in Winter
Sanjida O'Connell for The Naked Name of Love
Richard Milward for Ten Storey Love Song


NPR is streaming the new Fever Ray album, Live at Lulea, in its entirety.


The Guardian's book blog profiles author Dave Eggers.


Neon Indian's Alan Palomo shares his favorite things with Pitchfork.


Billboard offers musicians sound advice on publicizing their music.


Muso's Guide interviews singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer.

Muso’s Guide: You blog and use Twitter a lot; it feels like you share a lot of very personal stuff. Do you hold anything back? Does there need to be any mystery to keep fans intrigued?

Amanda Palmer: I hold things back that could possibly harm others. But no, I think deliberate intrigue is not my forte. I’ll leave that to PJ Harvey.


The Telegraph lists the 100 best jazz recordings of all time.


io9 examines the visual history of 16 science fiction classics' book covers.


Drowned in Sound interviews the members of the Fiery Furnaces about the band's future projects.


NPR's All Things Considered profiles two doctors who write, Abraham Verghese and Terrence Holt.


Girls visit The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Vote for your favorite dog in literature.


Follow me on Twitter for links that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.


also at Largehearted Boy:

online "best of 2009" book lists
online "best of 2009" music lists
best of the decade (2000-2009) online music 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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