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March 7, 2014

Shorties (Katherine Dunn on the 25th Anniversary of Geek Love, Nick Cave's Graphic Novel Biography, and more)

Katherine Dunn talked to Wired about her novel Geek Love, which was first published 25 years ago.

Nick Cave is working on a biographical graphic novel.

Guernica interviewed author Laura van den Berg.

Lowland Hum played a Tiny Desk Concert.

The Guardian Books podcast examined the role of women in writing with the publisher Lynne Drew and writers novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford and Sheila Heti.

SPIN profiled the band Real Estate.

The New York Times Magazine profiled author Arundhati Roy.

The 15-book longlist for this year's Independent Foreign Fiction Prize has been named.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Sinan Antoon.

Stream a tribute to Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea put together by 4chan's /mu community members.

The New York Times interviewed author Teju Cole.

Noisey chronicled Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan's questionable career choices.

BBC Music Magazine listed 12 of the best books featuring classical music.

Congratulations to Anthony Marra and Justin St. Germain, winners of the 2013 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Awards for fiction and nonfiction, respectively.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

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

Online "Best of 2013" Book Lists
2013 Year-End Online Music Lists

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
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
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)