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September 18, 2015

Shorties (The National Book Award for Fiction Finalists, Stream Ryan Adams' Cover of Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood," and more)

The finalists for the 2015 National Book Award for fiction have been announced:

Jesse Ball, A Cure for Suicide
Bill Clegg, Did You Ever Have a Family
Karen E. Bender, Refund
Angela Flournoy, The Turner House
Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies
Adam Johnson, Fortune Smiles
T. Geronimo Johnson, Welcome to Braggsville
Edith Pearlman, Honeydew
Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life
Nell Zink, Mislaid

Stream Ryan Adams' cover of Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood."

The Rumpus interviewed cartoonist Yuki Saugawa.

Author Luc Sante shared a playlist of his favorite 100 songs at the Detroit Metro Times.

Hooked is a new app offers serialized short stories in the form of text messages.

At The Rumpus, author Ryan Blackletter shared his love for Guided By Voices' album Alien Lanes.

Texas Monthly profiled author Merritt Tierce as part of its "10 Texas Writers to Watch" feature.

The A.V. Club is streaming Positive No's new album Glossa.

Georgia Tech is now offering a minor in Science Fiction Studies.

Stereogum listed fall's most anticipated pop albums.

BuzzFeed shared Mira Jacob's recent speech on the need for diversity in publishing.

Stream the new Wand album 1000 Days.

Bookworm interviewed Dodie Bellamy about her new book When the Sick Rule the World.

PopMatters interviewed CocoRosie's Bianca Casady about the band's new album, Heartache City.

Comics Beat interviewed Troy Little about his Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas graphic novel.

Jill Scott talked to All Things Considered about her new album Woman.

The National Post interviewed Jesse Eisenberg about his short story collection Bream Gives Me Hiccups.

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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