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November 11, 2016

Shorties (Jane Smiley on the Election, R.I.P. Leonard Cohen, and more)

Jane Smiley on the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

R.I.P., Leonard Cohen.

Last 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

Haley Bonar covered The Crystals' "Then He Kissed Me."

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed translator Deborah Smith.

Stream a new Los Campesinos! song.

The Rumpus interviewed author Jesse Ball.

Stream Local Natives' Take Away Show.

Electric Literature interviewed author Rabih Alameddine.

Stream three new Jens Lekman songs.

The Rumpus interviewed author Belle Boggs.

Stream a song from Mica Levi's score to the forthcoming Jacqueline Onassis biopic.

BuzzFeed features new nonfiction by Manuel Gonzales.

Bookworm interviewed author and rapper Kate Tempest.

Roméo Dallaire">Hazlitt interviewed author Roméo Dallaire.

Salon interviewed St. Paul and the Broken Bones frontman Paul Janeway.

Mike McCormack’s single-sentence novel Solar Bones was awarded the 2016 Goldsmith's Prize for fiction that "breaks the mould or opens up new possibilities for the novel form." profiled Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers.

Domino interviewed author Porochista Khakpour.

Sadie Dupois talked to The A.V. Club about her solo project Sad13.

Author Richard Russo talked politics with Morning Edition.

Fat Wreck Chords has updated its "Not My President" t-shirts with a Trump version.

The Creative Independent interviewed author Brit Bennett.

Paste profiled the band Wolf People.

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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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