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December 22, 2016

Shorties (Angel Olsen Interviewed, A List of 2017's Most Anticipated Fiction, and more)

Paste and The Creative Independent interviewed singer-songwriter Angel Olsen.

Bustle listed 2017's most anticipated fiction.

41 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number to 994), including Literary Hub's best book covers, Lucky Peach's best cookbooks, and the New York Observer's best music books.

See also:

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

Benjamin Hale shared fiction writing tips at The Story Prize blog.

World Cafe shared a holiday playlist.

Fiction Writers Review interviewed author Peter Ho Davies.

Jessi Zazu of Those Darlins is undergoing cancer treatment, and is crowdfunding to help with health expenses.

The Paris Review interviewed poet Fanny Howe.

Rob Sheffield listed his favorite albums of the year at Rolling Stone.

The Guardian profiled author Jade Chang.

Beach Slang covered Green Day's "2000 Light Years Away."

Author Charles Johnson talked books and reading with the New York Times.

Stream a new Wild Pink song.

The Oxford American shared a new comic by Joe Sacco.

Rolling Stone listed the best country Christmas duets.

Narrative Species interviewed John Langan about his novel The Fisherman.

Methods Unsound shared a Christmas playlist.

Extra Crispy interviewed author Junot Diaz about his breakfast rituals.

Stream a new Grouper song.

Literary Hub features new fiction by Samantha Hunt.

Mal Blum released a new version of her song "New Year's Eve."

Lenny shared an excerpt from Jami Attenberg's new novel All Grown Up.

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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