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April 15, 2015

Shorties (The 2015 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Shortlist, Jenny Lewis on Her New Signature Wine, and more)

The shortlist for the 2015 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award has been named:

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Horses of God by Mahi Binebine
Harvest by Jim Crace
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
K by Bernardo Kucinski
Brief Loves That Live Forever by Andreï Makine
TransAtlantic by Colum McCann
Someone by Alice McDermott
Sparta by Roxana Robinson

Jenny Lewis talked music and her new signature wine with Los Angeles Magazine and Elle.

The Nervous Breakdown shared an excerpt from Andre Alexis's new novel Fifteen Dogs.

The Comics Journal interviewed cartoonist Miss Lasko-Gross.

Grizzly Bear frontman Ed Droste talked to The Standard about the band's forthcoming album.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Jim Ruland.

Paste interviewed John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats about the band's new wrestling-themed album Beat the Champ.

The band's drummer Jon Wurster talked to CityBeat and the Pittsburgh CityPaper.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Sara Lippman.

Stream a new Tallest Man on Earth song.

The Rumpus interviewed author Christian Kiefer.

Stream a new Desaparecidos song.

Author Andre Alexis interviewed himself at The Nervous Breakdown.

Drowned in Sound interviewed members of the band The Vaccines.

Tin House interviewed author Cari Luna.

The Record interviewed singer-songwriter Jose Gonzales.

David Vann talked to the National Post about the popularity of his books in japan.

Stream a new Kathryn Williams song from her new album Hypoxia, inspired by Sylvia Plath's novel The Bell Jar.

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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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