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April 9, 2015

Shorties (The 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Shortlist, Liz Phair on Exile in Guyville, and more)

The shortlist for the 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize has been announced:

By Night the Mountain Burns, by Juan Tomas Avila Laurel
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, by Haruki Murakami
The End of Days, by Jenny Erpenbeck
F, by Daniel Kehlmann
In the Beginning Was the Sea, by Tomas Gonzales
While the Gods Were Sleeping, by Erwin Mortier

Liz Phair discussed her 1993 album Exile in Guyville with SPIN.

The Lit Up Show interviewed author Catherine Lacey.

Stream a previously unheard Kurt Cobain demo.

KCRW's Bookworm wrapped up its interview with Charles Baxter.

Fresh Air interviewed cartoonist Lucy Knisley about her most recent graphic memoir Displaced.

Stream a new Rhett Miller song.

The Economist noted the growth of flash fiction.

The top ten cities keeping vinyl music alive.

Flavorwire recommended genre-bending books.

The Cincinnati Enquirer interviewed John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.

Alison Bechdel talked to the New York Times about the theatrical adaptation of her graphic novel Fun Home.

Tucson Weekly interviewed Joey Burns about the new Calexico album, Edge of the Sun.

A video game based on Jorge Luis Borges' short story "The Garden of Forking Paths."

Rolling Stone interviewed Frances Bean Cobain.

Vulture interviewed actress and poet Amber Tamblyn.

Stream a new Sharon Van Etten song.

The Oyster Review listed the best books of the decade so far.

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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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