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December 13, 2016

Shorties (2017's Best Nonfiction Books, Pitchfork's Best Albums of the Year, and more)

Signature previewed 2017's best nonfiction books.

Pitchfork listed its best albums of 2016.

44 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number to 677), including Brain Pickings' best children's books, Kirkus Reviews' best teen books, and the Observer's best food books.

See also:

Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting "best of 2016" music lists

Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Beer Money by Frances Stroh
Edward Unspooled by Craig Lancaster
Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal
Memento Mori by Muriel Spark
Memoirs by Tennessee Williams
Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
The Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain
Seiobo There Below by László Krasznahorkai
The Sky Over Lima by Juan Gómez Bárcena
Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut
Sweet Caress by William Boyd
Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt
Us Conductors by Sean Michaels
Vertigo by W.G. Sebald
Welcome to the Monkeyhouse by Kurt Vonnegut

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Beasts and Children by Amy Parker
You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas by Augusten Burroughs

Stream a new Clap Your Hands Say Yeah song.

PEN America has announced the longlist for its 2017 Translation Prize.

NYCTaper is streaming a recent Ultimate Painting performance.

The Observer remembered Jenny Diski.

Rolling Stone interviewed Neil Young.

Sara Baume's debut novel Spill Simmer Falter Wither was awarded the Geoffrey Faber Memorial prize.

Stream a new song from the Old 97s and Brandi Carlile.

The Paris Review interviewed poet Mary Ruefle.

PopMatters interviewed Mike Watt about his live album Ring Spiel 95.

Signature listed novels and stories inspired by real works of art.

Colin Meloy talked to Salon and SPIN about the tenth anniversary of the Decemberists' The Crane Wife album.

Bustle recommended literary podcasts.

SPIN listd its best albums of 2016.

Literary Hub interviewed author Annie DeWitt.

Singer-songwriter Monica LaPlante visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The 2016 35 Over 35 list has been announced.

Pitchfork listed the year's best experimental albums.

Catapault features new nonfiction by Tracy O'Neill.

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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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