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October 14, 2012

Shorties (TC Boyle, Led Zeppelin, and more)

The Observer interviews TC Boyle about his new novel San Miguel.


Led Zeppelin's members discuss their one-off 2007 performance with the Guardian, and also why the band will never reunite again.


At the Guardian, the finalists for the 2012 Man Booker prize discuss their novels.


At Fuse, Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers lists his top five rock and roll books.


Singer-songwriter Kaki King talks to Morning Edition about her new album, Glow.


Walter Stahr talks to All Things Considered about his new book Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man.


Morning Edition offers three reasons K-pop is taking over the world.


Weekend Edition interviews Mary Oliver about her new poetry collection, A Thousand Mornings.


The Guardian shares a previously unpublished interview of Pete Doherty and Carl Barat, done 10 years ago on the eve of the release of the Libertines' Up the Bracket album.


The Oxford American interviews author Scott McClanahan.

THE OA: You're frequently referred to as a Southern writer. How do you feel about that classification?

SM: Yeah, I'm usually lumped in with those folks. I don't even consider myself Southern. West Virginia is a mid-Atlantic state. Usually when they review my work, they're like, "It’s like having someone sit next to you at your local bar telling you something." I hate bars! I'm a Christian. I get drunk at home! Bars are just old dudes smelling like urine and women with big asses and bad teeth.

Alongside of that I get lumped in with Larry Brown, Barry Hannah, Harry Crews. I mean, I think those writers are completely different, and I love them. Philip Roth has influenced me just as much, but no one is trying to lump me in with Philip Roth.


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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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