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April 16, 2013

Shorties (Granta's List of the Most Promising British Novelists Under 40, Patti Smith's Advice to Young Artists, and more)

Granta's list of the 20 most promising British novelists under 40.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributors Tahmima Anam, Steven Hall, and Adam Thirwell.


Patti Smith offers advice to young artists.


Spin lists the top 100 alternative albums of the 1960s.


The Telegraph recommends modern Turkish literature.


Billboard.biz interviews the founder of Brooklyn's Kanine Records.


The Rumpus interviews author Aleksandar Hemon about his new memoir The Book of My Lives.


PopMatters profiles Flaming Lips guitarist Steven Drozd.


Scientific American notes the advantages of reading physical books over digital.


Yo La Tengo plays a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.


Fresh Air interviews Charles Graeber about his new book The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder.


Frightened Rabbit covers Cheap Trick's "Surrender" at The A.V. Club.


The 2013 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced yesterday.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Ayad Akhtar, who won the award for drama.


Paste lists the 20 best Flaming Lips songs.


Win the six books featured in this week's Book Notes series and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.


Amazon MP3 offers 100 albums on sale for $5 each.
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Amazon MP3 offers over 400 jazz albums on sale for $1.78.
Amazon MP3 offers over 56,000 free and legal mp3s.


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


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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