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October 17, 2013

Shorties (An Interview with Yoko Ono, The Top Literary References in Morrissey Songs, and more)

The Quietus interviews Yoko Ono.

The Daily Mirror lists the top 10 literary references in Morrissey songs.

Booker Prize-winning author Eleanor Catton reads an excerpt from her novel The Luminaries.

The Guardian profiles Catton.

Steven Van Zandt discusses playing with the E Street band and acting on The Sopranos with Rolling Stone.

Bookworm interviews Jonathan Lethem about his new novel, Dissident Gardens.

Stereogum interviews singer-songwriter Cass McCombs.

The A.V. Club suggests entry points into the fiction of Alice Munro.

PopMatters interviews Broken Social Scene's Brendan Canning about his solo album, You Gots 2 Chill.

Jeanette Winterson lauds Oscar Wilde's stories for children at the Guardian.

Slate explores how e-books can be autographed by authors.

SXSW has announced the first wave of 2014 acts.

Win the debut novels of Cari Luna and Mitchell S. Jackson in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, 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)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
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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