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October 26, 2012

Shorties (Granta Lists the Best Young Brazilian Novelists, Courtney Love's Kurt Cobain Musical, and more)

Granta lists the best young Brazilian novelists.

The Guardian reports that Courtney Love is planning Kurt Cobain musical.

The Bat Segundo Show and The Sisterhood interview Jami Attenberg about her new novel The Middlesteins.

Attenberg also talks food and writing with Diner's Journal.

Fresh Air interviews Tom Wolfe about his new novel, Back to Blood.

Former Smiths guitarist Johny Marr talks to the Irish Independent about his forthcoming solo album.

The Globe and Mail profiles author Michael Chabon.

"It is crowded," acknowledges the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, speaking of his imagination. "I am always fending off competing ideas for new things that are sort of singing their siren songs to me while I'm supposed to be finishing something else."

Pitchfork interviews Jennifer Herrema and Neil Hagerty about the reissue of Royal Trux's Accelerator album.

Flavorwire recommends 10 terrifying new reads for Halloween.

PopMatters previews November's music releases.

The Guardian lists the top 10 books with maps.

Paste recommends 13 songs for your Halloween playlist.

Zola Books lists book-to-film adaptations starring Tom Hanks, 14 in all.

At Paste, nine bands share and reflect upon their first recording.

Download a free Neil Gaiman short story (read by the author himself) at Audible and a donation will be made to the education charity

The Telegraph excerpts from Sylvie Simmons' new Leonard Cohen biography, I'm Your Man.

io9 lists 10 novels that are scarier than most horror movies.

Win Pete Townshend's new memoir Who I Am and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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

Amazon MP3 offers over 500 albums for sale for $2.99.

Amazon MP3 offers over 400 jazz albums on sale for $1.78.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

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

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
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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