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December 7, 2016

Shorties (Copyeditor Fidel Castro, The Top Songs of 2016, and more)

The Guardian reported that Fidel Castro helped copyedit the books of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Gorilla Vs. Bear listed its top songs of 2016.

25 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Saturday (bringing the total number to 501), including NPR's best book lists, No Depression's best music books, and Esquire's best 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

Mat Johnson and Samuel Sattin discussed writing both comics and novels at Paste.

Signature offered a month-by-month recap of 2016 in books.

Aquarium Drunkard shared a pair of vintage holiday mixtapes.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Michael J. Seidlinger's novel Falter Kingdom.

All Songs Considered recapped 2016 in music.

BuzzFeed examined the influence of Cheryl Strayed's memoir Wild on Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life.

Stream a new Kristin Kontrol song.

Fresh Air interviewed Maria Semple about her novel Today Will Be Different.

Fiona Apple shared an anti-Trump song.

A new feminist literary magazine, ROAR, is being crowdfunded.

Stream Shonen Knife's "We Wish You a Merry Christmas."

Author Matthew Spektor talked sports with Eephus.

Stream a new Ryan Adams song.

The Believer interviewed author D. Foy.

The Washed Up Emo podcast interviewed author Jason Diamond.

Electric Literature interviewed author Brit Bennett.

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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