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November 27, 2013

Shorties (The Costa Awards Shortlists, An Interview with Kathleen Hanna, and more)

The shortlists for the 2013 Costa Prizes were named.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Nathan Filer, whose novel The Shock of the Fall was nominated for the First Novel Award.

Pop Candy interviews musician and activist Kathleen Hanna.

20 online year-end "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including The Christian Science Monitor's best fiction & nonfiction, The Telegraph's best fiction, and much more.

The Nervous Breakdown shares an excerpt of Nicola Griffith's novel Hild.

Women Citizen interviews the musical duo Tegan and Sara.

HTMLGIANT interviews author Gabriel Blackwell.

PopMatters profiles the band Placebo.

Morning Edition reports that more girls are taking up archery, inspired by the Hunger Games books and films.

The Guardian lists music's five weirdest legal disputes.

Winners of the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards were named last night.

BOMB is holding an online fundraising campaign to pay contributors to its online component.

Drowned in Sound interviews two members of the band A Place to Bury Strangers.

Bookish interviews Jonathan Miles about writing his new novel Want Not.

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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