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November 2, 2015

Shorties (Gillian Flynn on Her New Novella, Stream Courtney Barnett's Austin City Limits Performance, and more)

Gillian Flynn talked to Weekend Edition about her new novella The Grownup.

Stream Courtney Barnett's Austin City Limits performance.

BOMB Magazine interviewed author Rebecca Makkai.

Newcity Lit interviewed author Dave Reidy.

American Songwriter interviewed Alejandro Rose-Garcia of Shakey Graves.

Author Kathy Flann interviewed herself at The Nervous Breakdown.

Read an excerpt from her short story collection Get a Grip.

BrooklynVegan interviewed Carrie Brownstein about her memoir Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl.

The Guardian interviewed author Nick Hornby.

The Quietus interviewed Electric Light Orchestra frontman Jeff Lynne.

Salon interviewed David Shields about his new book War is Beautiful: The New York Times Pictorial Guide to the Glamour of Armed Conflict.

Marissa Nadler covered Danzig's "Blood and Tears."

The Wisconsin State Journal interviewed author Bonnie Jo Campbell.

Stream a mix of Panda Bear's unreleased material.

Weekend Edition interviewed Umberto Eco about his new novel Numero Zero.

Gorilla vs. Bear and Esquire recommended October's best new songs.

Robert Caro discussed writing political biography with the Evening Standard.

SPIN ranked every Smashing Pumpkins song.

The Independent profiled cartoonist Kate Beaton.

The Huffington Post profiled the band Blitzen Trapper.

Flavorwire interviewed Cheryl Strayed about her new book Brave Enough.

The San Diego Union-Tribune interviewed musician Chris Thile.

Bustle and BuzzFeed previewed November's best books.

Flavorwire reconsidered Pulp's Different Class album, released 20 years ago.

The Oxford American and Flavorwire interviewed Alex Mar about her book Witches of America.

The Guardian shared a 1989 article on goth music.

Paper profiled the current goth scene.

eBooks on sale today:

A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall by Will Chancellor ($1.99)
Burning Down George Orwell's House by Andrew Ervin ($1.99)
Dahlgren by Samuel R. Delaney ($1.99)
I'd Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them by Jesse Goolsby ($3.99)
The Child in Time by Ian McEwan ($2.99)
Marya: A Life by Joyce Carol Oates ($1.99)
Please Don't Come Back from the Moon by Dean Bakopoulos ($2.99)
Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry by Christine Sneed ($1.99)
Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter ($1.99)
Stand Still Like the Hummingbird by Henry Miller ($1.99)
There Are Little Kingdoms by Kevin Barry ($2.99)
The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green by Joshua Braff ($1.99)
White Tiger on Snow Mountain by David Gordon ($1.99)
The Wonder Garden by Lauren Acampora ($2.99)
You Don't Have to Live Like This by Benjamin Markovitz ($1.99)

Flavorwire ranked music's goth icons.

David Mitchell listed his favorite literary ghost stories at The Week.

The Miami Herald interviewed Mitchell.

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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