Three Percent #176: Dirty Bookshop

After a bit of a hiatus, Chad and Tom return to talk about the two biggest things to happen during Winter Institute: The American Dirt controversy and the launch of Bookshop.org. If you haven’t been following the American Dirt debacle, here are a couple pieces to read: Laura Miller’s piece in SlateRebecca Alter’s in Vulture, and Ron Charles’s from the Washington Post. And here’s Chad’s Bookshop.org affiliate page in case you want to buy any of the books talked about on this podcast.

Books that are recommended this week include:

The End of the World Might Not Have Taken Place by Patrik Ourednik, translated from the French by Alexander Hertich;

Four by Four by Sara Mesa, translated from the Spanish by Katie Whittemore;

On Time and Water by Andri Snær Magnason, translated from the Icelandic by Lytton Smith; and,

Grabeland by eteam

This week’s music is “Wicked Witches” by Kiwi Jr.

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