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June 5, 2014

Shorties (Eimear McBride Won the Baileys Women's Prize, New Michael Stipe Music, and more)

Eimear McBride has won the Baileys Women's Prize with her novel A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing.

One of McBride's publishers discussed the book at the Guardian.

But at Galley Beggar Press we believed that challenging doesn't necessarily mean inaccessible, that difficult doesn't mean impossible to sell. We hoped that there were enough good readers to make publishing a good book worthwhile. And we knew that this was more than a good book. How could we not print it?

Salon interviewed Michael Stipe and shared new music from the R.E.M. frontman.

Biographile recommended books for fans of Maya Angelou's writing.

SPIN shared an oral history of Soundgarden's Superunknown album.

Morning Edition interviewed John Green about the film adaptation of his YA novel The Fault in Our Stars.

The New Yorker also profiled Green

Drowned in Sound interviewed Juliana Hatfield and Matthew Caws about their new band, Minor Alps.

Paste listed soccer books that encompass more than the sport.

All Songs Considered interviewed Britt Daniel and Jim Eno of Spoon about the band's forthcoming album.

Stuart Dybek discussed the art of the short story based on a single subject at The A.V. Club.

Under the Radar interviewed Rachel Goswell about the Slowdive reunion and possibility of a new album.

Philipp Meyer's novel The Son is being adapted for television by AMC.

Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter Conor Oberst.

WorldHum interviewed Brian Kevin about his new book The Footloose American: Following the Hunter S. Thompson Trail Across South America.

Pitchfork is streaming Craft Spells' new album Nausea.

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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
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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