Afternoon Bites: Books Called “Joyland,” Jennifer Gilmore Interviewed, The “Happy Baby” Playlist, Alt-Rock Drummers, and More


Jennifer Gilmore talked with NPR.

Emily Schultz — author of a novel called Joyland — on Stephen King’s novel, also titled Joyland. (And the appeal of titling one’s novel Joyland.)

SPIN has an epic round-up of the best drummers in alternative rock.

Aaron Gilbreath’s essay “The Writer as Hustler” is totally worth your time.

John Scalzi on the strange realm of licensed fan-fiction.

Michael Robbins talks politics.

Paul Constant reviewed Matthew Simmons’s new book Happy Rock.

There will be a discussion of literary filmmaking happening tonight at McNally Jackson.

Stephen Elliott’s playlist for the film adaptation of his novel Happy Baby.

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