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October 6, 2010

Shorties (Tift Merritt, Philip Roth, and more)

Author Patrick Somerville interviews singer-songwriter Tift Merritt at KRTS.

All Things Considered reviews Philip Roth's new novel, Nemesis, and also provides an excerpt.

The Guardian lists the top 10 writers on the telephone.

At the Algonquin Books Blog, Brock Clarke writes about reading Frederick Exley's novel A Fan's Notes for the first time.

The Quietus interviews Of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes.

The Huffington Post lists the seven best books from Nobel Prize winners who didn't win their medal for literature.

The National Book Foundation has named its 2010 "5 Under 35" fiction honorees. Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Grace Krilanovich for being honored.

Flavorwire lists musicians with PhDs who might surprise you.

AfterEllen lists the 50 most important queer women in music.

On sale at Amazon MP3 for $3.99: Bjork's 12-track Vespertine album.

20 essential works of existential fiction.

At Drowned in Sound, No Age shares a vegan guide to touring.

All Songs Considered previews the best new electronic music out this fall.

Cheapo Bin is a new blog that reviews CDs found in the cheap bins at record stores.

Nerve interviews Les Savy Fav frontman Tim Harrington.

A video series of people explaining what the Riot Grrl movement means to them (produced in association with Sara Marcus's new book, Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution).

Absolutely Kosher has started a new video series, "Things a Record Label Does."

The Guardian Books Blog suggests that fiction for girls should have a broader imaginative world.

paidContent:UK ponders music labels' digital future.

At the Daily Beast, author Nicole Krauss lists four brilliant and overlooked novels.

Win my 30GB generation 5.5 iPod in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Follow me on Twitter and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily links from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture)

Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's comics & graphic novel releases)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's book releases)
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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