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December 21, 2015

Shorties (Recommended 2016 Fiction, The History of Christmas Pop Songs, and more)

Book Riot previewed 2016's fiction books.

How "White Christmas" started the trend of hit Christmas pop songs.

18 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 1,189), including Foreign Affairs' best books and Claire Fuller's favorite books.

See also:

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

Interview Magazine interviewed author Eileen Myles.

The Quietus interviewed Henry Rollins.

The Observer profiled author Marlon James.

Recommended Christmas jazz albums.

Granta hosted authors Patrick deWitt and Neel Mukherjee in conversation.

The most-Googled music artists of 2015.

Image interviewed author Phil Klay.

Impose interviewed Freda Love Smith about her memoir Red Velvet Underground.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Ryan Britt.

The neuroscience of musical perception.

The New York Times named Garth Risk Hallberg the "literary wunderkind of 2015."

The Philadelphia Inquirer shared a Christmas playlist.

The Smart Set interviewed author Kelly Cherry.

The Guardian recommended 2015 albums you might have missed.

BuzzFeed listed the year's most moving personal essays.

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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