Shorties (An Interview with Genevieve Wheeler, New Music from the Clientele, and more)

Daily book & music news & links

Genevieve Wheeler discussed her debut novel, Adelaide, with Debutiful.

Stream a new song by the Clientele.

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City of Last Chances by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Paradise Lost by John Milton

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The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell
Death with Interruptions by Jose Saramago

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A bagpipe Metallica medley.

David Hahn explained how he translates children’s picture books at the New York Times.

I’ve done some books where I’ve ended up translating the pictures more than the text, where the pictures have been the main source dictating what I’ve written. How my new text integrates with these pictures matters to me much more than how it relates, on its own, to prior text in another language.

Fall Out Boy updated Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire.”

Electric Literature shared new flash fiction by Mat Johnson.

The Creative Independent interviewed musician Dawn Richard

The New York Times shared a conversation between five notable literary translators.

Bandcamp Daily profiled the band Pardoner.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Mat Osman’s novel The Ghost Theatre.

Stream a new song by James Blake.

Alexander Chee examined the legacy of drag at Harper’s Bazaar.

The Guardian profiled the band American Football.

What started as an offhand college project by three music nerds is now credited as the cornerstone of midwestern emo; with their winding instrumentals and affecting songs that naively wander around themes of teenage angst and heartbreak, it was a soft, nuanced alternative to the ultra-masc variations of rock at a time when nu-metal was wildly popular.

Boo Trundle explored searching for truth while writing fiction at Literary Hub.

Stream a new song by S. Carey & John Raymond.

Camila Sosa Villada discussed her novel novel Bad Girls with Electric Literature.

Emily Wilson delved into how different translations of The Iliad have changed our understanding of the piece at the New York Times.

The Atlantic shared a new essay by Tara Isabella Burton.

Stream a new song by the Folk Implosion.

The Guardian shared the history of iconic British publisher Virago.

Cornelius shared the influences behind his latest album with BrooklynVegan.

Stream a new song by Clementine Valentine.

Stream a new song by Field Medic.

GorillaVsBear listed its favorite albums and songs of the year so far.

Stream a new song by Speedy Ortiz.

Stream a new song by Japanese Breakfast.

Stream a new song by Buck Meek.

Stream a new song by Be Your Own Pet.

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