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December 16, 2015

Shorties (An Interview with Karl Ove Knausgaard, A Grateful Dead Television Series, and more)

The Paris Review interviewed author Karl Ove Knaussgard.

Amazon is developing a scripted series about the Grateful Dead.

83 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 1,056), including Brain Pickings' best children's books, Flavorwire's best nonfiction books, and Literary Hub's essay collections of the year.

See also:

Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2015 year-end music lists.

Stereogum listed the biggest band beefs of 2015.

The Oxford American interviewed John McManus about his short story collection Fox Tooth Heart.

Singer-songwriter Holly Miranda visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

On sale today: ebook editions of Austin Kleon's Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work.

Literary Hub interviewed author Hilton Als.

Stream a new song by Damien Jurado.

The Rumpus interviewed author Laurie Foos.

Stream a new Matmos song.

Full Stop interviewed cartoonist Adrian Tomine.

Johann Johannson discussed film score composition with Consequence of Sound.

Literary destinations to visit in 2016.

Rapper Killer Mike interviewed U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Neil Gaiman talked to Fresh Air about his latest graphic novel The Sandman Overture.

On the pleasures of rereading books.

Pitchfork listed its best albums of 2015.

eBooks on sale today:

American Meteor by Norman Lock
Being Dead by Jim Crace
The Boy Detective Fails by Joe Meno
The Brink by Austin Bunn
The Changeling by Kenzaburo Oe
The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty by Vendela Vida
Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe
Fates Worse Than Death by Kurt Vonnegut
The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle
Man V. Nature by Diane Cook
Paulina & Fran by Rachel B. Glaser
The Prize by Jill Bialosky
The Residue Years by Mitchell S. Jackson
The Summer He Didn't Die by Jim Harrison
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
White Horses by Alice Hoffman
Wild Decembers by Edna O'Brien

also at Largehearted Boy:

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

Online "Best of 2015" Book Lists
Essential and Interesting 2015 Year-End 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
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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