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May 6, 2016

Shorties (Edna O'Brien on the Future of Literature, An Oral History of Prince in the '90s, and more)

Edna O'Brien explored the future of literature at the Guardian.

Rolling Stone shared an oral history of Prince in the '90s.

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eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Harold and Maude by Colin Higgins
Prayers for the Living by Alan Cheuse

The shortlist for the 2016 Desmond Elliott Prize (for UK debut novels) has been announced.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Gavin McCrea.

PAPER interviewed ladyhawke's Pip Brown about her new album Wild Things.

CBC Books previewed May's best new books.

James Blake has releases a surprise album, The Colour In Anything.

Don DeLillo talked to the Guardian about his new novel Zero K.

Rolling Stone recapped Merle Haggard's life and music career.

The OTHRPPL podcast interviewed author Kirstin Valdez Quade.

Britta Phillips talked to PopMatters about her new album Luck or Magic.

Men's Journal interviewed author Karl Ove Knausgard.

Stream Holly Miranda's cover of "No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross" by Sufjan Stevens.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune interviewed Louise Erdrich about her new novel LaRose.

Paste interviewed Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen.

Samuel Sattin discussed writing comics as a novelist at Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

The Guardian listed 10 of the best Fela Kuti songs.

Monkey See previewed tomorrow's Free Comic Book Day.

Flavorwire previewed may's new music releases.

The Telegraph interviewed Philip Pullman about his new graphic novel The Adventures of John Blake: the Mystery of the Ghost Ship.

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
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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