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March 17, 2015

Shorties (Louise Erdrich Awarded the Library of Congress American Fiction Prize, A Playlist for Women's History Month, and more)

Louise Erdrich has been awarded the Library of Congress American fiction prize.

OUPblog shared a playlist for Women's History Month.

Guernica interviewed author Maggie Nelson.

The New York Observer interviewed Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield about their new album Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith.

The Telegraph profiled author Caryl Phillips.

Stream a new Death Cab for Cutie song.

The Offing, a new online literary magazine from the Los Angeles Review of Books, has launched.

The Quietus reconsidered Sisters of Mercy's First And Last And Always album 30 years after its release.

Bustle recommended female Irish writers to read in celebration of St. Patrick's Day.

Punch Brothers played a Tiny Desk Concert.

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats discussed The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison with Electric Literature.

"I aligned with fantasy as a young science fiction / fantasy reader—I liked the fluffy stuff. Unicorns, dragons. Space was cool but mythical creatures, magic, wizards, talking trees—that was what inspired me when I was ten, eleven, twelve years old. I put that stuff aside when I began to have Pretensions—when I became a Serious-Minded Young Man—which I don't regret, it’s great to go through phases. But I'm glad as a grown-up to have come back around to magic stuff, magic is really such a wonderful idea."

Paste previewed SXSW Music.

Vox gathered 30 instances of the novel's death proclamation.

Entertainment Weekly is streaming the new Vetiver album Complete Strangers.

Flavorwire listed 50 great novels about madness.

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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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