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October 16, 2015

Shorties (Jane Smiley on Historical Fiction, PJ Harvey's Debut Poetry Colection Reviewed, and more)

Jane Smiley defended historical fiction at the Guardian.

The Guardian reviewed PJ Harvey's poetry collection The Hollow of the Hand.

The Believer interviewed Joshua Cohen about his live-written serial novel PCKWCK.

Elvis Costello talked books and reading with the Boston Globe.

Zach Dodson interviewed himself at The Nervous Breakdown.

Read an excerpt from his novel Bats of the Republic.

World Cafe interviewed John Lydon.

The Rumpus interviewed Garth Risk Hallberg about his debut novel City on Fire.

Stream an excerpt from John Darnielle and Christoper Weingarten's forthcoming noise cassette.

The Nervous Breakdown shared an excerpt from Carmiel Banasky's novel The Suicide of Claire Bishop.

Relix profiled Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed Jessa Crispin about her new book The Dead Ladies Project.

Rolling Stone profiled singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom.

The Quietus reviewed her new album, Divers.

Financial Times interviewed author Jonathan Franzen.

MOJO listed the best albums of 2015's third quarter.

Molly Ringwald discussed her music and writing careers with Parade.

Ezra Furman visited The Current studio for a live performance and interview.

Asymptote interviewed David Shook about translating indigenous Mexican writers.

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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