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March 10, 2011

Shorties (Josh Ritter's Debut Novel, Tea Obreht, and more)

Download the first chapter of singer-songwriter Josh Ritter's debut novel, Bright's Passage.

Shelf Awareness interviews author Tea Obreht.

Speakeasy interviews author Sam Lipsyte.

Singer-songwriter Marnie Stern talks to the Denver Westword.

The New York Observer profiles author Blake Butler.

KCRW's Bookworm interviews Ralph Sassone today about his debut novel, The Intimates.

The Independent points out a travel tour inspired by Haruki Murakami's novel Norwegian Wood and its film adaptation.

The L Magazine interviews Benjamin Hale about his novel, The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore.

FasterLouder interviews Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn.

No Depression lists the top 10 albums from the golden age of UK folk music.

Paste lists 20 SXSW bands you might not know (but should).

NYRBlog explores poet Elizabeth Bishop's visual art.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Fitz and the Tantrums' Pickin' Up the Pieces album.

NPR reviews and excerpts from Ben Ryder Howe's new memoir, My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store.

Songwriters on Process interviews singer-songwriter Pete Yorn.

Amazon MP3 has a new selection of 100 digital albums on sale for $5 this month.

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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