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November 8, 2016

Shorties (Madeleine Thein Awarded the Giller Prize, Stream David Bazan's Holiday Album, and more)

Madeleine Thein's novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing has been awarded the 2016 Giller Prize.

The A.V. Club is streaming David Bazan's holiday album Dark Sacred Night.

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

Literary Hub interviewed author Teju Cole.

Rolling Stone listed the top Leonard Cohen albums.

Signature recommended books that explore the boundaries of knowledge.

Literary Hub shared an interview with Patti Smith about songwriting, from the book More Songwriters on Songwriting.

Book Riot previewed November's best books.

Stream a new Nellie McKay song.

Ryan Sartor interviewed author Kyle Lucia Wu.

Stream a new Prettiest Eyes song.

Crave interviewed Jason Diamond about his new book Searching for John Hughes.

Aquarium Drunkard shared a mixtape of the first 20 years of Robyn Hitchcock's musical career.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Matt Bell.

World Cafe listed albums released in 1998.

Poets & Writers interviewed author Jacqueline Woodson.

Stream a new Coastgaard song.

The Guardian recommended book podcasts.

Jim James visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Tom LeClair shared his unhappiness with the National Book Award at The Daily Beast.

SPIN listed poets who drew inspiration from musicians.

Paste shared an introduction to European comics.

The A.V. Club is streaming the new Matt Pond PA album Winter Lives.

Garry Trudeau discussed his collection of Donald Trump comics, Yuge, with Fresh Air.

Paste interviewed Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers.

The National profiled author Alejandro Zambra.

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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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