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November 12, 2013

Shorties (London's Literary Houses, The New Drive-By Truckers Album, and more)

Londonist shares a guide to London's literary houses.

Patterson Hood discusses the as yet untitled new Drive-By Truckers album with Billboard.

The New Yorker interviewed author Jeffrey Eugenides.

The Quietus interviews members of the band KVB about their new mini-album, Minus One.

Jesmyn Ward discusses the genesis of her memoir Men We Reaped at ArtsBeat.

At BuzzFeed, Jessica Hopper explains how "selling out saved indie rock."

Hazlittand the New Zealand Herald News interview Man Booker Prize-winning author Eleanor Catton.

Paste reports that the Fruit Bats are breaking up.

The Nation lists the five best books about John F. Kennedy's assassination.

The All Songs Considered community discusses setlist collecting.

Read an excerpt from Garth Risk Hallberg's forthcoming novel at Canteen.

Microphone Check remembers 1993 in hip-hop.

Retreat suggests entry points into the world of graphic novels.

Win three of my favorite 2013 books 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)

Online "Best of 2013" Book Lists

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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