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April 10, 2010

Shorties (Hypernova, Wuthering Heights, and more)

All Things Considered profiles the Iranian rock band Hypernova.

The Telegraph reports that sales of Emily Bronte's classic novel Wuthering Heights have quadrupled over the past year.

After 150 years of steady sales, the romance between Heathcliff and Cathy has started flying off the shelves thanks to a generation of teenagers discovering the book through the Twilight saga – a trilogy of books by Stephanie Meyer, which have been turned into hugely popular films, staring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.

The Book Bench lists five essential books on video games.

Pete Nelson talks to the Glens Falls Post Star about his new novel, I Thought You Were Dead: A Love Story.

MTV's Splash Page interviews cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez.

MTV Tr3s: When are we going to see a Love and Rockets story on the big screen? What about an animated series?

Hernandez: That's something I'd like to see, but I haven't met anyone who is capable of translating my characters to film. There is interest in a Palomar film, but I can't discuss anything about it yet.

The Guardian profiles Istanbul's thriving indie music scene.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review profiles the Drive-By Truckers.

The Guardian interviews author and Nobel laureate JMG Le Clezio.

At the Guardian, writers recount their earliest political memories.

The XX visit The Current studio for a live performance and a video.

The Guardian profiles the band.

The Guardian offers a primer to Turkish literature.

Yann Martel talks to the National Post about writing Beatrice and Virgil, the followup novel to his bestselling Life of Pi.

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