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December 11, 2015

Shorties (Essential Japanese Writers, Holiday Music from Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and more)

Book Riot recommended essential Japanese writers.


Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings played a holiday-themed Tiny Desk Concert.


45 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 845), including the Wall Street Journal's best books, Vogue's best books, Bon Appetit's favorite cookbooks, and Harper's Bazaar's best books.

See also:

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


Stream Fader's Grimes documentary.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Marie-Helene Bertino's novel 2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas.


Stream a new song by Thao and The Get Down Stay Down.


Morning Edition interviewed author Claire Vaye Watkins.


The Baltimore Sun profiled Sadie Dupuis of the band Speedy Ortiz.


Author Elena Ferrante was named one of Financial Times women of 2015.


The Minneapolis Star Tribune profiled singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom.


Bustle recommended non-Christmas winter reads.


Sleater-Kinney covered the Ramones' "Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)."


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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