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December 9, 2016

Shorties (Latin American Authors' Responses to Trump's Election, Stream a New Jesus & Mary Chain Song, and more)

The Guardian gathered Latin American authors' reactions to the election of Donald Trump.

Stream a new Jesus and Mary Chain song.

36 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Saturday (bringing the total number to 537), including Book Riot's best books, the New York Times' best baking cookbooks, Southern Living's best southern cookbooks, and Newsweek's favorite 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 Jesus and Mary Chain song.

Robbie Robertson talked about his book Testimony with Salon.

The New Yorker reviewed the book.

Stream a new Joan of Arc song.

Vice shared an excerpt from Patricia Lockwood's book Priestdaddy.

Julien Baker listed her favorite albums of 2016 at BrooklynVegan.

Catapult shared an excerpt from Belle Boggs' essay collection The Art of Waiting (one of my favorite nonfiction books of 2016).

At the Drive-in released its first new song in sixteen years.

BOMB interviewed author Michelle Tea.

Shonen Knife visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

The Rumpus interviewed Terry McDonnell about his memoir The Accidental Life.

Salon profiled the band Nada Surf.

Huffington Post recommended gifts for feminist book lovers.

The Montgomery Advertiser profiled singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

Vice shared new short fiction by Charles Bock.

Jay Farrar discussed the new Son Volt album with Garden and Gun.

Max Porter has been awarded the 2016 Sunday Times/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award for his novel Grief is the Thing with Feathers.

Charlie Brand of the band Miniature Tigers talked fashion with Paste.

Vulture listed four authors who returned to their roots in 2016.

Drowned in Sound interviewed Howe Gelb of Giant Sand.

Writers discussed utopias at

Tobias Carroll examined the wave of nonfiction novels at Read It Forward.

Authors discussed their writing rituals and first drafts at Literary Hub.

Drowned in Sound reconsidered Elliott Smith's self-titled album.

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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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