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November 17, 2016

Shorties (2016 National Book Award Winners, Stream Gillian Welch's New Album, and more)

The winners of the 2016 National Book Awards have been announced:

Fiction: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Nonfiction: Stamped From The Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
Poetry: The Performance of Becoming Human By Daniel Borzutzky
Young People's Literature: March: Book Three By Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, And Nate Powell


NPR Music is streaming Gillian Welch's new album Boots No. 1 The Official Revival Bootleg.


27 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Tuesday (bringing the total number to 112), including Amazon's best book lists, BookPage's best cookbooks, and many more.


Stream a new Chavez.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Nick Cave's new nook The Sick Bag Song.


Stream a new Sinkane song.


Slate interviewed author Zadie Smith.


Stream a new All Them Witches song.


Tin House shared a conversation between authors Thalia Field and Laurie Sheck.


Very Fresh covered "Only Happy When It Rains" by Garbage.


Literary Hub recommended contemporary novels by and about Muslims.


Stream a new Xiu Xiu song.


Zadie Smith talked books and reading with the New York Times.


Alexis Krauss discussed the new Sleigh Bells album with the New York Observer.

PopMatters interviewed Derek Miller of the band.


Signature examined the literary inspirations behind the television series Westworld.


Paste profiled the band Arbor Labor Union.


Vulture listed onscreen relationships killed by a man's novel.


NPR Music shared a recent live performance by Warpaint.


The ABA interviewed author Michael Chabon.


The Jesus and Mary Chain is releasing its first new album in 18 years.


The Independent listed books that have changed the world for the better.


Paste listed the best Leon Russell songs.


Christine Sneed discussed her favorite books by British authors at Female First.


Francis Ford Coppola discussed his new book The Godfather Notebook with Fresh Air.


The New York Times interviewed cartoonist Gene Luen Yang.


Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter Julia Ruzicka.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Robert Kloss.


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



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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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