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January 4, 2016

Shorties (2016's Most Anticipated Books, Neko Case on Heavy Metal, and more)

The Millions and the Guardian (fiction and nonfiction) previewed 2016's most anticipated books.

Neko Case discussed her love for metal at Decibel.

30 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 1,713).

See also:

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

eBook on sale today:

Purple America by Rick Moody

Electric Literature interviewed Carly Hallman about her novel Year of the Goose.

The Rumpus interviewed composer Roarke Menzies.

Elle previewed 2016's anticipated novels by women.

Juan F. Thompson discussed his memoir Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson with Salon.

Weekend Edition profiled the band Rocket from the Tombs and its new album Black Record.

Shakespeare's first folio is touring the United States to mark the 400th anniversary of is death.

NPR Music is streaming the score from the film The Revenant.

Salon interviewed author Marilynne Robinson.

NPR Music is streaming Hinds' excellent Leave Me Alone album.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune noted the resurgence of short story collections.

For the past several years — perhaps since Canadian short-story writer Alice Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize in literature — short-story collections have been on the rise, gaining in significance and momentum, written by big names, published by big houses and scooping up some of the most significant prizes.

Stream the Alabama Shakes' Austin City Limits performance.

On the Media interviewed author Margaret Atwood.

The Smart Set interviewed James Kaplan about his biography Sinatra: The Chairman.

The Irish Independent previewed springs best new books.

All Things Considered previewed 2016's music releases.

The Independent previewed 2016's most anticipated books.

Actor Jason Schwartzman discussed classical music with Paste.

Cintra Wilson talked to Morning Edition about her book Fear and Clothing: Unbuckling American Style.

Weekend Edition profiled Sean Moeller and his music studio Daytrotter.

The Atlantic on the rise of unlikable female protagonists in literature.

Drowned in Sound previewed 2016's indie music releases.

eBooks on sale this month:

American Appetites by Joyce Carol Oates
The Exiles by Allison Lynn
Gate of the Sun by Elias Khoury
The Happiest People in the World by Brock Clarke
Harlequin's Millions by Bohumil Hrabal
The House of Rumour by Jake Arnott
The Hundred Year-Flood by Matthew Salesses
A Life in Men by Gina Frangello
Meatspace by Nikesh Shukla
Speed Dreaming by Nicole Haroutunian
The Summer Son by Craig Lancaster
This Glittering World by T. Greenwood

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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