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October 15, 2014

Shorties (National Book Award Finalists, Vashti Bunyan on Music That Has Inspired Her, and more)

The 2014 National Book Award finalists have been named.

Singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan discussed the music that has inspired her at Pitchfork.

Great Writers Steal interviewed author Jac Jemc.

Granta hosted a discussion between authors Sam Lipsyte and Diane Cook.

The Guardian noted the success of modern British songwriters.

Bustle recommended contemporary novels every feminist should read.

Chapter 16 interviewed Scott B. Bomar about his book, Southbound: An Illustrated History of Southern Rock.

The Pixies visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Richard Flanagan has been awarded the Man Booker Prize for his novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

Drowned in Sound interviewed the musical duo First Aid Kit.

Flavorwire listed 50 of the greatest debut novels since 1950.

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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)

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