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May 7, 2015

Shorties (An Interview with Haruki Murakami, Will Sheff on Black Sheep Boy, and more)

The Japan Times interviewed author Haruki Murakami.

Will Sheff discussed the tenth anniversary of Okkervil River’s Black Sheep Boy album with Consequence of Sound.

The Riveter interviewed Jen Doll about her book Save the Date.

Paul Weller discussed his favorite albums at The Quietus.

Newsday interviewed Chris Bollen about his new novel Orient.

Torres' Mackenzie Scott talked to Rolling Stone about her new album Sprinter.

The New Yorker features a short story by Sheila Heti.

Gorilla vs. Bear's list of best songs of 2015 so far.

Paste interviewed Aleksandar Hemon about his new novel The Making of Zombie Wars.

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Bookworm interviewed Per Petterson about his new novel I Refuse.

Paste listed cover songs better than their originals.

Emily Mandel's novel Station Eleven has won the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

The Cipher podcast has interviewed the authors of several music book authors recently, including Scarface, and Oliver Wang.

NOW Toronto shared a timeline of graphic novels that changed comics.

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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)