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April 5, 2014

Shorties (The Best Novels with Unreliable Narrators, The Best Nirvana Songs, and more)

Author Sophie Hannah listed her favorite novels with unreliable narrators at The Daily Beast.


Stereogum listed the 10 best Nirvana songs.


The Rumpus interviewed author Fiona Maazel.


Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter Nina Persson, formerly of the Cardigans.


The longlisted debut novels for the 2014 Desmond Elliott Prize have been named.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Nathan Filer.


Noisey profiled a composer of music for adult films.


Writers explained what made J.G. Ballard's books great at the Guardian.


The Sydney Morning Herald profiled the new generation of folk singer-songwriters, including Marissa Nadler and Angel Olsen.


The Daily Beast reconsidered Saul Bellow's epic novel Herzog, which was originally published 50 years ago.


Salon interviewed singer-songwriter Dean Wareham.


Flavorwire recommended books, articles, and photos of and about Kurt Cobain.


John Leguizamo's one-man Broadway show Ghetto Klown will be adapted into a graphic novel.


The Dum Dum Girls visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Adam Begley talked to NPR Books about his new book Updike.

On Updike writing for The New Yorker

He once described the New Yorker voice — that "we" — as a bunch of dazed farm boys who were dazzled and delighted by New York.


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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 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)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)


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