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December 30, 2016

Shorties (The Best Books of the Past Twenty Years, An Interview with George Clinton, and more)

Literary Hub listed the most important books of the past twenty years.

Rolling Stone interviewed funk legend George Clinton.

62 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy last yesterday (bringing the total number to 1,247), including the Austin Chronicle book critics' top books, Minnesota Public Radio's favorite books, and Vox's top comic books.

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

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed singer-songwriter Damien Jurado.

The Rumpus interviewed author Patrick Ryan.

Marissa Nadler shared her favorite albums of the year at BrooklynVegan.

The Creative Independent interviewed author Maggie Nelson.

Paste interviewed singer-songwriter Marguerite Bennett.

The New York Times previewed 2017's best books.

Baeble listed 2017's most anticipated albums.

Electric Literature examined the current state of flash fiction.

Paste listed the best movie scores of 2016.

Flavorwire interviewed Jade Sharma about her debut novel Problems.

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

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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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