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November 18, 2016

Shorties (Karl Ove Knausgaard on Writing His First Novel, Stream New Magnetic Fields Songs and more)

Karl Ove Knausgaard talked about writing his first novel at the Paris Review.

Stream five new Magnetic Fields songs.

14 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number to 126), including the London Evening Standard's best books, Spectator contributors' best & worst books, Bank Street's best children's books, and many more.

Work in Progress shared a post-election reading list.

Stream a previously unreleased Animal Collective song.

The Rumpus interviewed author Rich Ferguson.

Monkey See called for the retirement of the term "graphic novel."

Rolling Stone recommended new music books.

The Independent profiled cartoonist Art Spiegelman.

Stream a new Jesca Hoop song.

The shortlist for the 2016 Bad Sex in Fiction award has been announced.

Stream a new holiday song by the Killers.

The Washington Post recapped 2016's biggest literary news.

PopMatters shared an excerpt from Ed Ward's book The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1: 1920-1963.

Flavorwire interviewed Jason Diamond about his memoir Searching for John Hughes.

Stream a full album of Daft Punk/Beastie Boys mashups.

Luna Luna features an excerpt from Michael J. Seidlinger's novel Falter Kingdom.

Rhett Miller covered David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust."

Moss interviewed author Alexis M. Smith.

The New York Times interviewed singer-songwriter Frank Ocean.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Wendy C. Ortiz.

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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