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November 1, 2013

Shorties (The Year's Best Books, Lou Reed's Photography, and more)

Publishers Weekly lists the 101 best books of 2013.

The New York Times lists the best illustrated children's books of the year.

Flavorwire explores Lou Reed's photography.

The Rumpus interviews Eric Lundgren about his debut novel The Facades.

The Guardian music blog examines the convergence of classical and popular music.

Read the original manuscripts for Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein.

Stereogum interviews Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne.

Playwright Tony Kushner shares tips for writers at the New Yorker.

Bob Dylan's electric guitar from his monumental 1965 Newport Folk Festival appearance will be auctioned.

NPR Books interviewed Jeff VanderMeer about his book Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction.

Stereogum interviews Toro Y Moi.

12 novelists shared two-sentence ghost stories at Salon.

PopMatters previews November and December music releases.

Roxane Gay reviews Elizabeth Winder's new book Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953 at The Aesthete.

Members of White Denim talk to the Irish Times about having Jeff Tweedy produce their latest album.

The New York Times interviews author Ann Patchett.

The A.V. Club interviews a sign language interpreter who works music festivals translating the artists' lyrics for the crowd.

Flavorwire recommends must-read books out this month.

Laurie Anderson remembers her husband, Lou Reed.

The Oxford American shares an excerpt from Scott McClanahan's new novel Hill William.

Drowned in Sound interviews Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff.

Tin House interviews poet Rachel McKibbens.

Win two pie books in this week's Largehearted Boy contest: The Four and Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book and Kate Lebo's poetry collection A Commonplace Book of Pie.

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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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