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December 2, 2019

Shorties (David Mitchell's Forthcoming Novel, The Best Christmas Albums of All Time, and more)

Songs for Christmas by Sufjan Stevens

David Mitchell's first novel in five years, Utopia Avenue, will be published this summer.

Rolling Stone and Paste listed the best Christmas albums of all time.

Largehearted Boy's list of "best books of 2019" lists has collected 577 year-end lists so far.

Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting year-end "best of 2019" music lists.

December's best eBook deals.

The Current shared the second episode of its audio documentary about Prince's 1999 album and film.

Bookworm interviewed author Ocean Vuong.

Paste recapped November's notable vinyl releases.

Salon interviewed author Jason Reynolds.

BrooklynVegan gathered this year's new Christmas songs.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Leland Cheuk.

Leonard Cohen's son talked to All Things Considered about putting together the legend's posthumous album.

The Millions recommended gifts for writers.

Dan Piepenbring talked about co-authoring Prince's memoir The Beautiful Ones at Fresh Air.

Literary Hub interviewed author Maaza Mengiste.

Stereogum recapped November's metal releases.

Guernica interviewed author Rene Denfeld.

Stream a new Grimes song.

The Millions interviewed author Adrienne Brodeur.

Rolling Stone recommended essential Christmas albums.

Ben Arthur discussed his SongWriter podcast with American Songwriter.

Gorilla Vs. Bear shared a playlist of November's best songs.

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previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

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

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