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November 4, 2016

Shorties (2016 Kirkus Prize Winners Announced, Japandroids on Their New Album, and more)

The 2016 Kirkus Prizes have been announced:

Fiction: The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan
Nonfiction: In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi
Young people's literature: As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds

Japandroids discussed their new album with Pitchfork.

This week I started my annual aggregation of online "best books of 2016" Lists at Largehearted Boy.

Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

An Atlas of Impossible Longing by Anuradha Roy
And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer
Black Sun by Edward Abbey
Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry
Collected Stories by Frank O'Connor
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
The Man Who Sold the World: David Bowie and the 1970s by Peter Doggett
The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett
The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue
The Sisters Brothers by Patric deWitt
Speak by Louisa Hall
The Trouble with Lexie by Jessica Anya Blau

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster
Dirty Blvd.: The Life and Music of Lou Reed by Aidan Levy
Gone With the Mind by Mark Leyner
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Hidden Letters of Velta B. by Gina Ochsner
The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
We Are Water by Wally lamb

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman
The Color Purple Collection: The Color Purple, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessing the Secret of Joy by Alice Walker

The Millions interviewed author Gonzalo Torné.

NPR Music is streaming Sad13's new album Slugger.

The Los Angeles Review of Books shared an interview with author Jim Harrison.

The New York Times examined the science of earworms.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Sara Schaff's short story collection Say Something Nice About Me.

NPR Music is streaming Jim James' new album Eternally Even.

Guernica interviewed author Alexandra Kleeman.

Singer-songwriter Aurora played DJ for All Songs Considered.

Stream the first new Long Winters song in six years.

NPR Music is streaming Kristin Hersh's new album Wyatt at the Coyote Palace.

PopMatters shared an excerpt from Martin Power's book No Quarter: The Three Lives of Jimmy Page.

NPR Music is streaming a selection of songs from Bob Dylan's new box set The 1966 Live Recordings.

Daily Show host Trevor Noah discussed books and reading with the New York Times.

NPR Music is streaming Lambchop's new album FLOTUS.

Literary Hub examined the reading preferences of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

NPR Music is streaming Martha Wainwright's new album Goodnight City.

Flavorwire and BuzzFeed recommended November's best new books.

NPR Music is streaming Sleigh Bells' new album Jessica Rabbit.

Electric Literature is crowdfunding a literary card game.

Drowned in Sound interviewed members of the band Efterklang and composer Karsten Fundal about their new opera.

Brooklyn Magazine interviewed poet Saeed Jones.

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

List of Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists

Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
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)
weekly music release lists

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