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October 26, 2013

Shorties (The Greatest Posthumous Novels, Neko Case Interviewed, and more)

ShortList lists the 30 greatest posthumous novels.

Under the Radar profiles singer-songwriter Neko Case.

Page Views interviews Junot Diaz.

Pitchfork is streaming the new Russian Circles album, Memorial.

The Guardian interviews author Donna Tartt.

The Leonard Lopate Show interviewed Ray Davies.

Lauren Groff won the 2013 Medici Book Club Prize with her novel Arcadia.

Anne Trubek discusses the advantages of social media for writers in the San Francisco Chronicle.

During an era of diminished sales and publicity budgets, book publishers look to authors to promote their own work. Writers submitting book proposals are often expected to list who follows them. Being good at social media has become an asset similar to having a good radio voice or being telegenic.

The band Typhoon plays a Tiny Desk Concert. interviews author Adam Mansbach.

Portland Magazine maps the city's Elliott Smith reference points.

The Independent lists the 10 best soccer books.

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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