4 May 11 | E.J. Van Lanen

As you may have noticed, last week, we launched a new Three Percent podcast featuring myself and Tom Roberge of New Directions. Our goal with this is to talk every week about books, events, some industry stuff, and so on. Hopefully these will be around 20 minutes long (we both talk a lot) and will provide a nice preview of forthcoming books, and a certain amount of insight into the publishing and international literature world. In a way, this is the quick-hitting, book-centric complement to Erica Mena’s Reading the World podcasts, which are more focused on in-depth translation issues.

Anyway, you can listen to these on the blog, or subscribe at iTunes where you should also give us a 5-star rating. And tell all your friends (and their friends) to do the same.

#2: This week Tom and Chad talk about the Best Translated Book Award winners, the recently completed PEN World Voices Festival, the ideas of corporate and economic censorship, Vladimir Sorokin’s coming-out events, ray guns, and Enrique Vila-Matas’s new book.

You can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes by clicking here.

Our intro/outro song this week is “He Gets Me High” by the Dum Dum Girls. You can watch the entire (intentionally?) silly video for the song by clicking here.


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