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November 18, 2013

Shorties (R.I.P. Doris Lessing, Stream the New Shearwater Album, and more)

R.I.P., author and Nobel laureate Doris Lessing.

NPR Music is streaming Shearwater's new album Fellow Travelers.

Downpour is a DRM-free digital audiobook online store.

Tyrant's Giancarlo DiTrapano talks to Scott McClanahan at The Quietus in the first of the site's editor-on-author interviews.

Turntable Kitchen shared an "Uncanny" mixtape to stream and/or download.

Morning Edition interviews Dave Eggers about the history of his publishing house McSweeney's.

Book Riot offers a literary guide to Austin, Texas.

The Quietus reevaluates The House of Love's debut album 25 years after its release.

The Kansas City Star profiles author Junot Diaz.

Win the new Pok Pok and Roberta's cookbooks 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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