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September 11, 2015

Shorties (2015 PEN Center USA Literary Awards, Nils Frahm's Favorite Albums, and more)

The winners of the 2015 PEN Center USA Literary Awards have been announced.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy contributors Meghan Daum, Victor Lodato, and G. Willow Wilson.

Composer Nils Frahm discussed his favorite albums at The Quietus.

The Oyster Review interviewed Lauren Groff about her new novel Fates and Furies.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune profiled singer-songwriter John Mark Nelson.

Ursula K. Le Guin talked craft and genre with Interview.

Beirut frontman Zach Condon talked to Morning Edition.

The Los Angeles Review of Books podcast interviewed authors Salman Rushdie, Jill Essbaum, and Jerry Stahl.

Stream a new Amy Bezunartea song from her forthcoming album New Villain.

The Rumpus interviewed author Benjamin Percy.

Air's Nicolas Godin talked books with Clash.

Gabriel Urza and Sean Bernard discussed their debut novels and Basque country at Lit Hub.

The Chicago Tribune previewed fall's music releases.

Book Riot shared a 9/11 reading list.

Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn talked to Rolling Stone and Christian Today about his new solo album, Faith in the Future.

The Wall Street Journal profiled Catapult, a new independent publisher.

Stream a new Zola Jesus song.

Pulse recommended literary works by African writers that capture the immigrant experience.

Heavy Blog Is Heavy offered an introduction to the shoegaze music genre.

Lit Hub recommended Argentinian writers.

The A.V. Club shared a playlist of essential New Order songs.

Kirkus listed must-read fall books.

Drowned in Sound interviewed members of Girl Band.

Paste interviewed Ron rash about his new novel Above the Waterfall.

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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