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December 12, 2016

Shorties (An Excerpt from Rachel Cusk's New Novel, Jonathan Lethem on Bob Dylan, and more)

Vice shared an excerpt from Rachel Cusk's forthcoming novel Transit.

Jonathan Lethem examined Bob Dylan's literary legacy at Rolling Stone.

28 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Saturday (bringing the total number to 633), including the Wall Street Journal's books of the year, Vulture's best comics, and Foreign Affairs' best 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

The longlist for the 2017 Tournament of Books has been announced.

Recommended Dose listed its favorite electronic albums of the year.

The New Yorker profiled author Javier Marias.

Vice shared an oral history of the Bad Brains' I Against I album.

Writers on Obama's legacy at the Guardian.

Beth Orton covered Leonard Cohen's "Sisters of Mercy."

Literary Hub shared new short fiction by Jonathan Baumbach.

PopMatters profiled the band Islands.

The Rumpus interviewed author Jeremy P. Bushnell.

NYCTaper is streaming a recent Steve Gunn performance.

Book Riot listed must-read immigration stories by and about Latinos.

PopMatters listed the best albums of 2016.

Tara Clancy discussed her memoir The Clancys of Queens with Morning Edition.

sebastian Bach discussed his memoir 18 And Life On Skid Row with Weekend Edition.

Author Ibram X. Kendi discussed his favorite books at The Week.

Read Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize acceptance speech.

Joyland features new short fiction by Wendy C. Ortiz.

The A.V. Club listed the best albums of the year.

Tin House interviewed author Melissa Yancy.

Pitchfork listed its top songs of 2016.

Fanzine interviewed author Molly Brodak.

Jay Ryan discussed his new book No One Told Me Not to Do This: Selected Screenprints, 2009-2015 with Pitchfork.

Aspen Public Radio interviewed author Randa Jarrar.

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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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