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February 10, 2014

Shorties (The Folio Prize Shortlisted Novels, Craig Finn on 10 Years of the Hold Steady, and more)

The Folio Prize has announced its shortlist of novels published in Britain in 2013.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes participant and Sergio De La Pava.


Craig Finn discusses the Hold Steady's 10 years of existence with Noisey.


20 years after its release, The Quietus reconsiders Pavement's Crooked Rain Crooked Rain album.


The A.V. Club interviews actor B.J. Novak about his new short story collection, One More Thing.


Stereogum lists the 10 best Beta Band songs.


Authors tell the New York Times what they've learned about love from literature.


PopMatters is streaming The Carribean's new album Moon Sickness.


Hobart features new writing by Scott McClanahan.


NPR Music is streaming the new Angel Olson album, Burn Your Fire for No Witness.


The Rumpus interviews author Chris Abani.


Guitarist Lenny Kaye discusses five talented UK bands that missed out on the "British Invasion" of the U.S. in the 1960s at All Things Considered.


Guernica interviewed Masha Gessen about her book Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot.


NPR Music is streaming the new Lydia Loveless album, Somewhere Else.


Author Rabih Alameddine lists his favorite books at The Week.


Weekend Edition explored the inspirations behind two Miles Davis albums, My Funny Valentine and Four & More.


Omnivoracious shares a letter from Ernest Hemingway to Ezra Pound, from The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume 2: 1923-1925.


NPR Music is streaming Lost in the Trees' new album Past Life.


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 and 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)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)


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