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Three Percent #101: Awards for Authors versus Awards for Books

This week Tom and Chad discuss the merging of the Man Booker International Prize with the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, the waning interest in Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Book Club, and the Women’s World Cup of Literature. There are also rants about Sevenevens, praise for the Minions movie, and more soccer talk, including this video:

Since a number of listeners have asked for this, here’s a complete list of books and authors that we mention on this episode:

The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine by Alina Bronsky
Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood
Delirium by Laura Restrepo
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Maidenhair by Mikhail Shishkin
Satantango by Laszlo Krasznahorkai
All of the books in Zuckerberg’s book club
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
50 Shades of Gray by E. L. James
Roberto Bolaño
Michel Houellbecq
The Mersault Investigation by Kamel Daoud
Hunter S Thompson
Tom Wolfe
W. G. Sebald
David Foster Wallace
Jonathan Lethem
Philip K. Dick
Miss Lonelyhearts & Day of the Locust by Nathaniel West
Karl Ove Knausgaard
City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

This week’s music is SeeSaw from the new Jamie xx album.

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