Shorties (A Conversation Between Tao Lin & Anna Dorn, A Cassette Label Creating Scores for Novels, and more)

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Granta shared a conversation between authors Tao Lin and Anna Dorn.

The Guardian examined Bibliotapes, a cassette label that creates scores for novels.

August’s best eBook deals.

Today’s best eBook deals.

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis
The Quiet American by Graham Greene

SPIN profiled the band CHVRCHES.

Read a new poem by Aekta Khubchandani.

Stream a new Hand Habits song.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution recommended summer cocktail books.

Kim Gordon is co-editing the anthology This Woman’s Work: Essays On Music.

The New York Times recommended the week’s best new books.

Stream a new song by Annie Blackman.

Anna Qu talked to Botch Media about her book Made in China.

Patti Smith covered Stevie Wonder’s “Blame It on the Sun.”

The Cut interviewed author Rafia Zakaria.

Rina Sawayama covered Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.”

Bookworm interviewed author Alice McDermott.

Graham Coxon discussed his new album and graphic novel with NME.

The New York Times looked back on the city’s legendary literary hangouts.

Identity Theory interviewed author David Leo Rice.

Bandcamp Daily and BrooklynVegan recommended the week’s best new albums.

Debutiful interviewed author Jo Hamya.

The Cincinnati Enquirer interviewed St. Vincent’s Annie Clark.

Matt Bell shared lessons learned from Ursula K. Le Guin’s writing at

Water from Your Eyes broke down their new album track-by-track at Stereogum.

The Chicago Review of Books interviewed author Kira Jane Buxton.

Courtney Barnett covered the Velvet Underground’s “I’ll Be Your Mirror.”

BOMB interviewed author Jonas Eika.

The Quietus recapped August’s best music.

Book Marks interviewed Alexandra Kleeman.

The Open Form podcast interviewed author Hanif Abdurraqib.

Tara Campbell talked teaching writing with Electric Literature.

Madeline Miller on writing her novel The Song of Achilles at the Guardian.

I was about to graduate with my classics degree and begin a master’s. I was already working on my thesis, on a topic that had long frustrated me: the way that some scholarship dismissed the relationship between Achilles and Patroclus, labelling them “good friends”. I’d read Plato’s Symposium, where Achilles and Patroclus are not just presented as lovers, but the ideal romantic relationship. I knew that interpreting their relationship as romantic was a very old idea, and I was angry at the way homophobia was erasing this reading.

The Creative Independent interviewed editor and organizer Danny Vasquez.

The Kirkus podcast interviewed author Kat Chow.

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