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November 14, 2016

Shorties (Author Chris Kraus Profiled, An Interview with El Perro del Mar, and more)

The New Yorker profiled author Chris Kraus.

Paste interviewed El Perro del Mar's Sarah Assbring.

12 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Wednesday (bringing the total number to 89), including The New York Times' best illustrated children's books, The Telegraph's best YA books, and The Bookbag's top book lists.

Literary Hub recommended Australian writers you should know.

The Telegraph ranked Leonard Cohen's albums.

The Guardian interviewed author Petina Gappah.

The New York Times recommended fiction podcasts.

The Guardian Books podcast interviewed author Jonathan Safran Foer.

Stream a new Flaming Lips song.

Lauren Groff talked to the New Yorker about her short story in this week's issue.

Stream a new Wrens song.

Literary Hub recommended nonfiction as well as fiction and poetry books for anger and action.

Okkervil River covered Leonard Cohen's "Anthem."

The Guardian called for a revival of Saki's short stories.

Bustle shared a holiday playlist.

T.C. Boyle discussed his new novel The Terranauts with the Independent.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune profiled Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers.

Creative Loafing interviewed Patterson Hood.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Mary Cappello.

The A.V. Club is streaming Lower Plenty's new album Sister, Sister.

"Book bottles" wrap a short story around a wine bottle.

Drowned in Sound reconsidered Joanna Newsom's Ys album, released 10 years ago.

Publishers Weekly listed the best Kurt Vonnegut books.

R.I.P., singer-songwriter Leon Russell.

Trevor Noah discussed his favorite books at the New York Times.

My Bubba visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The Toronto Star recommended small books to keep handy for whenever you need a read.

Pitchfork reconsidered Rachel's 2003 album Systems/Layers</em>.

VICE interviewed author April Ayers Lawson.

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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