The Three Percent Podcast is a weekly(ish) conversation about new books, the publishing scene, international literature in translation, and many other random rants and raves. Chad W. Post of Open Letter Books and Tom Roberge of New Directions and Albertine Bookstore keep things irreverent, informed, and funny in a podcast that'll keep you up to date on the international literary and publishing worlds. Maybe. (Presented by Three Percent @ the University of Rochester.)
United States
209 episodes
since March 2, 2012
explicit content


Chad and Tom are joined by Mark Haber from Brazos Bookstore and author of the forthcoming Reinhardt's Garden (October 1, Coffee House Press). They talk a bit about Translation Bread Loaf (two thumbs up) and about a special poster for anyone who buys the First 100 from Open Letter, before trying their best to breakdown a nonsensical metaphor that Chad heard at this weekend's The Ladder Literary Conference. They also talk about Reinhardt's Garden, Mark's influences, the voice of the main character, and Chad's "Five Tools for Authors" post. (Also: See the "Five Tools for Translators.") Then, they recommend a slew of books to check out: Hold Fast Your Crown by Yannick Haenel, trans. by Teresa Lavender Fagan Riots I Have Known by Ryan Chapman  The Remainder by Alia Trabucco Zerán, trans. by Sophie Hughes The Incompletes by Sergio Chejfec, trans. by Heather Cleary The Dreamed Part by Rodrigo Fresán, trans. by Will Vanderhyden Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming by László Krasznahorkai, trans. by Ottilie Mulzet "The Revised Boy Scout Manual" by William S. Burroughs  Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through by T Fleischmann Axiomatic by Maria Tumarkin Banshee by Rachel DeWoskin Feeble Minded by Ariana Harwicz, trans. by Annie McDermott and Carolina Orloff The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy The Promise and Forgotten Journey by Silvina Ocampo, trans. by Suzanne Jill Levine, Jessica Powell, and Katie Lateef-Jan Monsterhuman by Kjersti Skomsvold, trans. by Becky Crook That Other World: Nabokov and the Puzzle of Exile by Azar Nafisi, trans. by Lotfali Khonji Nikolai Nikolaevich and Camouflage by Yuz Aleshkovsky, trans. by Duffield White Anatomy. Melancholy. by Edy Poppy The MVP Machine by Ben Lindbergh and Travis Sawchik  This week's intro music is "Scream" by Stef Chura, and the outro music is "Sweet Sweet Midnight" from the same album, but featuring Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest.  As always, feel free to send any and all comments or questions to: [email protected] Also, if there are articles you’d like us to read and analyze (or just make fun of), send those along as well. And if you like the podcast, tell a friend and rate us or leave a review on iTunes! You can also follow Open Letter, Riffraff, and Chad and on Twitter and Instagram (OL, Riffraff, Chad) for book and baseball talk. If you don’t already subscribe to the Three Percent Podcast you can find us on iTunes, Stitcher, and other places. Or you can always subscribe by adding our feed directly into your favorite podcast app: http://threepercent.libsyn.com/rss
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