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May 18, 2014

Shorties (Jennifer Weiner on Book Blurbs, A Guide to Worldwide Music Festivals, and more)

Jennifer Weiner discussed book blurbs in the New York Times.

Dummy posted a guide to worldwide 2014 music festivals.

Karen Russell read excerpts from her new novella Sleep Donation at the Missouri Review's Soundbooth podcast.

Tin House interviewed Julia Fierro about her new novel, Cutting Teeth.

The Guardian interviewed Joshua Ferris about his new novel To Rise Again at a Decent Hour.

Singer Alison Moyet talked to the Observer about her agoraphobia.

The Quietus interviewed Scottish musician Aidan Moffat.

Newsday interviewed Stacey D'Erasmo about her new novel Wonderland.

Matthew Herbert talked to Noisey about the keyboards he modified for his latest piece, 20 Pianos.

Weekend Edition interviewed Norman Lock about his new novel The Boy in His Winter.

Lonely Planet listed the best 2014 European music festivals.

Bustle recommended six Virginia Woolf short stories.

All Things Considered discussed the three types of posthumous novels.

The 2013 Nebula Awards for science fiction and fantasy writing have been announced.

Stream the documentary Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself.

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)

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
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)s

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