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November 16, 2016

Shorties (An Excerpt from Michael Chabon's New Novel, Leonard Cohen Albums Ranked, and more)

BuzzFeed shared an excerpt from Michael Chabon's new novel Moonglow.

Stereogum ranked Leonard Cohen albums.

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

Electric Literature interviewed author and translator Ken Liu.

Stream Jason Isbell's Prairie Home Companion performance.

The New Statesman examined the lack of negative book reviews.

Stream a new Doveman song.

Public Books interviewed author James Hannaham.

Willamette Week profiled the band Those Willows.

Literary Hub shared a new Claudia Rankine poem.

The Reader interviewed singer-songwriter Jeffrey Lewis.

John Keene has been awarded the 2016 Lannan Literary Award for his short fiction Counternarratives.

Rough Trade listed its top albums of 2016.

Book Riot listed "bookish ways to fight the good fight."

SPIN interviewed Derek Miller of Sleigh Bells.

VICE interviewed playwright Cyrus Aaron.

Joyce Manor covered the National's "Mistaken for Strangers."

Megan Mayhew Bergman has started a new series on naturalism at the Paris Review.

VICE previewed November's best new books, music, and movies.

Brian Selznick discussed visual storytelling withe the Guardian.

Stream a new Kodacrome song.

BuzzFeed profiled Michael Chabon.

Devendra Banhart visited The Current studio for a live performance and interview.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Iben Mondrup’s novel, Justine.

Drowned in Sound interviewed John Lydon.

The Rumpus interviewed translator Adam Morris.

Stream a new Ty Segall song.

Book Riot shared an excerpt from Margaret Atwood's forthcoming graphic novel Angel Catbird Vol. 2.

R.I.P., musician Mose Allison.

io9 shared an excerpt from Warren Ellis's new novel Normal.

Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis took questions from the Reddit community about her solo project Sad13.

The MashReads podcast interviewed author Brit Bennett.

CLRYVNT interviewed Jon Langford of the Mekons.

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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