Shorties (An Excerpt from Leila Slimani’s Newly Translated Novel, Ani DiFranco on Her Favorite Albums, and more)

Daily book & music news & links

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Leila Slimani’s newly translated novel Watch Us Dance.

Ani DiFranco discussed some of her favorite albums with Bandcamp Daily.

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton

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His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie
Hotel Honolulu by Paul Theroux
Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu
Lovecraft Unbound edited by Ellen Datlow

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
Taft by Ann Patchett

eBook on sale for $4.99 today:

Go Home, Ricky! by Gene Kwak

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NPR Music profiled Jason Isbell.

Writing Latinos interviewed author Hector Tobar.

I shared a playlist of poppy Guided By Voices songs on the Largehearted Boy newsletter.

Literary Hub listed the best summer novels of all time.

John Grant covered Nick Drake’s “The Day Is Done.”

Cecilia Rabess discussed her novel Everything’s Fine with The Cut.

The Watson Twins visited World Cafe for a live performance and interview.

Shondaland recommended new and emerging LGBTQ+ writers to read during Pride Month.

Stream a new children’s song by Cass McCombs & Mr. Greg.

Owen King interviewed Jacqueline Holland about her debut novel at the Kirkus podcast.

Stream Ricochet, a documentary that followed David Bowie on his 1983 Serious Moonlight tour.

Debutiful listed the best debut books of the year so far.

Stream a new song by Islands.

Christian Cooper talked to Shondaland about his memoir, Better Living Through Birding.

UPROXX interviewed the band Beach Fossils.

The Rumpus interviewed poet and essayist Jenny Sadre-Orafai.

Stream a new song by Hurry.

JD Samson discussed the Le Tigre reunion with the Cleveland Scene.

Stream a new song by Beck and Phoenix.

Stream a new song by Charly Bliss.

Stream a new song by Aphex Twin.

SPIN profiled Youth Lagoon’s Trevor Powers.

Stream a new song by Florry.

PopMatters reconsidered Lou Reed’s 1992 album Magic and Loss.

Stream a new song by Who Is She? (Robin Edwards of Lisa Prank, Bree Mckenna and Emily Nokes of Tacocat, and Julia Shapiro of Chastity Belt).

Consequence of Sound interviewed musician Kara Jackson.

Stream a new song by Harmony.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed Modern Folk’s Josh Moss.

Jenny Lewis covered Girls’ “Lust for Life.”

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