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Three Percent #161: Will a French Book Win the BTBA?

Chad and Tom took some time off on Memorial Day to bring you this little podcast about the Best Translated Book Award finalists (winner will be announced at 5pm on 5/29 at BEA/NYRF, and there will be an informal afterparty at The Brooklyneer on Houston starting at 7), about the Man Booker International winner, about the quality of book production, anchoring with regard to book prices, and Chad’s new obsession with saunas and Norwegian fiction. (He includes a lot of data about Norwegian books in the U.S. that’s definitely worth the price of admission.)

This week’s music is “raging river” from Sebadoh’s new, very muscular and surprising, album, Act Surprised. (“celebrate the void” is a great song as well.)

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