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Three Percent #158: 2019 Best Translated Book Award Longlists

Best Translated Book Award fiction judge Kasia Bartoszynska joins Chad and Tom to talk about the recently released longlists. After providing some insight into the committee’s thinking and discussions (and confirming that Chad had no knowledge of the lists beforehand, while not 100% confirming that Chad isn’t Adam Hetherington), Kasia returns to her drive through Peoria and Chad and Tom read through all thirty-five longlisted books, commenting on the titles they’re familiar with, and projecting the shortlists.

They also recommend two other titles: Ways of Hearing by Damon Krukowski and Meander, Spiral, Explode by Jane Alison.

This week’s music is “Tugboat” by Galaxie 500.

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