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July 9, 2015

Shorties (Carys Davies Won the Frank O'Connor Short Story Award, Stream the New Jason Isbell Album, and more)

Carys Davies has been awarded the Frank O'Connor short story award for her collection The Redemption of Galen Pike.

NPR Music is streaming Jason Isbell's new album Something More Than Free.

Paste listed the best fiction and comics of 2015 so far.

Stream a new Ultimate Painting song.

Fanzine has new short fiction by Shane Jones.

It's All Politics shared a playlist of campaign songs that made musicians mad.

Slate interviewed Craig Finn about his forthcoming solo album, Faith in the Future.

Clash profiled musician Richard Thompson.

Electric Literature features new short fiction by Amelia Gray.

Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers on the Confederate flag at the New York Times magazine.

Etgar Keret talked books and reading with the New York Times.

The Barnes and Noble Review also interviewed Keret.

Gigwise listed the best albums of 2015 so far.

Bloomberg shared the backstory of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird sequel, Go Set a Watchman.

NPR Music is streaming Ratatat's new album Magnifique.

Bookworm interviewed poet Amy Gerstler.

Stream new music from Grouper.

VICE interviewed author and publisher Jonathan Galassi.

Stream a new song from Tirzah and Micachu.

The Irish Times recommended ten works of Southern gothic literature.

The Line of Best Fit interviewed singer-songwriter Jenny Hval.

The Two-Way interviewed author Namwali Serpell.

Paste interviewed singer-songwriter Natalie Prass.

Flavorwire interviewed author Ben Marcus.

Pitchfork listed essential pieces of music writing.

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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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