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December 5, 2016

Shorties (Mary Wisniewski on Her Nelson Algren Biography, Johnny Marr on His Autobiography, and more)

Electric Literature interviewed Mary Wisniewski about her Nelson Algren biography.

Guitarist Johnny Marr discussed his autobiography Set the Boy Free with Salon.

24 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Saturday (bringing the total number to 438), including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's best books, the Observer's best fiction & poetry books, and the Sunday Times' best food books.

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

Peter Silberman of Antlers discussed his forthcoming solo album with All Songs Considered.

Garth Greenwell, Jade Sharma and Rebecca Schiff offered advice on writing sex scenes (and recommended authors who do it well) at Huffington Post.

Stream a new Grandaddy song.

Read a new story by Ottessa Moshfegh at Vice.

Stream a new Father John Misty song.

The Rumpus interviewed author Imbolo Mbue.

Amanda Shires visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Cartoonist Roz Chast discussed her favorite books at The Week.

The A.V. Club reminisced about band name trends of the past ten years.

Elle and BuzzFeed previewed December's best new books.

Paste profiles singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus.

Marcy Dermansky discussed her new novel The Red Car with Weekend Edition.

Pinegrove played a Tiny Desk Concert.

The Philadelphia Inquirer interviewed Michael Chabon about his novel Moonglow.

Drowned in Sound interviewed teh members of Sleigh Bells.

Vulture previewed December's best new comics.

Download the free 17-track Friends of Tricycle Records Compilation Vol. 6.

Author Jason Diamond Interview magazine.

Stream a new Feelies song.

Authors discussed the first books they fell in love with at Literary Hub.

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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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