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January 27, 2014

Shorties (The 2014 Pushcart Prize Winners, Stream Marissa Nadler's New Album, and more)

The 2014 Pushcart Prize winners have been named.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributors Bill Cotter, Suzanne Rivecca, and Deb Olin Unferth.

NPR Music is streaming Marissa Nadler's new album July.

32 "best books of 2013" lists were added to my master aggregation Sunday, including The Migrant Bookclub's best books for expats, immigrants, and other vagrants, January Magazine's best books, Paste Magazine's best fiction, and much more.

N.A.S.A. covered "I Shot the Sheriff" (with Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O. on vocals).

The Quietus reviews January's best new cassette releases.

The Millions compares US and UK covers of this year's Tournament of Books contenders.

NPR Music is streaming Jeremy Messersmith's new album, Heart Murmurs.

Weekend Edition interviewed Jenny Offill about her novel Dept. of Speculation.

On why she chose to write the book as fragments, instead of a traditional narrative

"The book came from the ashes of another book, which was much more linear in construction — but at a certain point I realized I wanted to capture more of the fragmentary nature of thought, and especially of the way emotion moves in and out of people. And I began to write on notecards and shuffle them together, and I started to find these startling juxtapositions, which I thought were interesting, and which led me down this path."

Wikipedia lists band name etymologies.

Andrew Ladd discussed his research for his debut novel What Ends at Necessary Fiction.

Author Isabel Allende listed her favorite books at The Week.

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
2013 Year-End Online Music 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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