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October 16, 2011

Shorties (St. Vincent, Margaret Atwood, and more)

The Arizona Republic interviews St. Vincent's Annie Clark about her new album, Strange Mercy.

Reuters interviews author Margaret Atwood about the worldwide debt crisis and her book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth.

The New York Post interviews Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell.

The Wisconsin State Journal interviews author Myla Goldberg.

The San Francisco Chronicle interviews Pegi Young about her forthcoming album, Bracing for Impact.

The Guardian reviews Haruki Murakami's new novel 1Q84.

Romance authors talk to Happy Ever After about how music enhances their writing.

Author Ian Rankin talks writing with the Independent.

"In November I'll start to think about the next book, in January I'll begin writing it, deliver it in June, in July it'll be edited, August is the holidays, September I'll start doing pre-publication interviews, it'll come out in October and I'll go on the road again," he says. "It's like working on a production line, there's not an awful lot of time to sit around chewing the fat with Salman Rushdie, even if he wanted to."

Mark Olson and Gary Louris talk to All Things Considered about the reunited Jayhawks.

Frances Wilson talks to Weekend Edition about her new book, How to Survive the Titanic: The Sinking of J. Bruce Ismay.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Yuck's self-titled album (with bonus tracks).

Julie Klam, whose new book is Love at First Bark, lists the different kinds of dog owners at the New York Post.

Win the Anthology Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! and a $100 Threadless Gift Certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Amazon MP3 has 100 digital albums on sale for $5.

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

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
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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