The summer issue of 91st Meridian is out, featuring new translations from Hindi, Bangla, Urdu, Tamil, Punjabi and Malayalam. For more literature in translation, check out with this Millions essay about translators at work.
“Wouldn’t it be nice if we were older? / Then we wouldn’t have to wait so long,” crooned Brian Wilson in The Beach Boys’ 1966 hit “Wouldn’t It Be Nice.” The song went on to become the title of Wilson’s autobiography. Now, over half a century later, the crew is finally older, and fans hoping for a reunion won’t have to “wait so long” because the band’s officially announced an upcoming 50th anniversary tour.