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December 1, 2016

Shorties (New Haruki Murakami Novel Coming, Stream Maria Taylor's New Album, and more)

A new Haruki Murakami novel will be published in Japan in February.

NPR Music is streaming Maria Taylor's new album In the Next Life.

23 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Saturday (bringing the total number to 337), including The Guardian's best fiction, The Rumpus's best poetry books, and The Telegraph's best cookbooks.

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 Fader profiled the band Girlpool.

The Millions interviewed author Danielle Dutton.

Angel Olsen broke down her track "Shut Up Kiss Me" on the Song Exploder podcast.

Signature recommended the best books about Oscar Wilde.

Stream Local Natives' cover of Kanye West's "Ultralight Beam."

Literary Hub recommended dystopian novels to inspire you to fight for your reproductive freedoms.

Stream a new Jenn Grant song.

The Millions has launched its annual Year in Reading feature, where authors recommend the best books they read in 2016.

Stream Hamilton Leithauser's cover of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man."

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Henrietta Rose-Innes's novel Nineveh.

Stream a new Julien Baker song.

Oregon Music News interviewed Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers.

Bookworm interviewed author Peter Orner.

The Free Lance-Star profiled the band Bombadil.

Paste interviewed David Bazan about his holiday album Dark Sacred Night.

The Creative Independent interviewed author Roxane Gay.

Stream a recent live set by Thao and the Get Down Stay Down. listed its favorite Warren Ellis short stories.

The Creative Independent interviewed Kelley Deal of the Breeders.

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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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