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December 23, 2016

Shorties (Watch the Trailer for John Darnielle's New Novel, Said the Gramophone's Best Songs of 2016, and more)

Watch the trailer for John Darnielle's forthcoming novel Universal Harvester.

My favorite music list every year: Said the Gramophone's best songs of 2016 (available to stream and/or download).

51 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number to 1,042), including the San Francisco Chronicle's top rock biographies, The New York Times Magazine's best photo books, the Chicago Tribune's best books, and Rob Sheffield's best music books (at Rolling Stone).

See also:

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

Stream a new holiday song by Sad13.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Maxine Hong Kingston.

World Cafe recommended sad holiday songs.

Omnivoracious interviewed author Jonathan Safran Foer.

Car Seat Headrest covered Talking Heads "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)."

The Independent recommended alternative holiday songs.

Jeanette Winterson on cooking with Kathy Acker.

Paste recommended showtunes to get you through the Trump presidency.

The Rumpus interviewed author Iben Mondrup and translator Kerri Pierce about Mondrup's novel Justine.

Billboard listed the best Christmas song for each of the past 50 years.

Literary Hub recommended books to read if you are alone for the holidays.

Dischord Records' entire discography is now available digitally at Bandcamp.

Tilted Axis Press interviewed translator Somrita Urni Ganguly.

Paste recommended J-rock albums for people who don't like J-rock.

Signature listed the best book-based musicals.

The Fanzine interviewed Liz Harris of Grouper.

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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