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December 28, 2016

Shorties (Ruth Franklin on Her Shirley Jackson Biography, 2017's Best New Books, and more)

Ruth Franklin talked to Weekend Edition about her book Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life.

BBC News, Newsweek, and Glamour previewed 2017's best books.

50 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy last Friday (bringing the total number to 1,092), including the Atlantic's best books, Bon Appetit's best cookbooks, Saveur's best cookbooks, and Vox's best novels.

See also:

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

Stream a new Ryan Adams song.

The Rumpus interviewed author Emily Raboteau.

Stream a couple of holiday songs by The Oh Hellos.

Kristin Kontrol shared a cover of "Last Christmas."

Novelist Philip Hensher discussed literary parties at Vogue.

World Cafe shared its best live sessions of the year.

The Atlantic gathered the best writing advice of the year.

Superchink's Mac MacCaughan shared a new song.

The Fanzine interviewed author Tobias Carroll.

Stream a new Aphex Twin song.

Longreads interviewed author Rebecca Solnit.

Will Oldham and Joan Shelley covered two Leonard Cohen songs.

The New Yorker interviewed Camille Bordas about her story in this week's issue.

The Oxford American profiled singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt.

Debut novelists shared New Year's resolutions at Literary Hub.

The Boston Globe listed 2016's top pop albums.

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

also at Largehearted Boy:

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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
Essential and Interesting Year-End 2016 Music 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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