Three Percent Podcast
About This Show
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.)
Most Recent Episode
2MR: IX. class A, tenth composition book (Tómas Jónsson, Bestseller, Pages 200-238)
6 days ago
This week Norwegian translator and ALTA Fellowship recipient David Smith joins Chad and Lytton to talk about the next forty pages of Tómas Jónsson, Bestseller. The two sections covered this week are wildly different from one another, opening with a much more fragmented, poetic bit then transitioning through a hilarious, yet creepy, moment in which Tómas pees all over the laundry room into a more straightforward section--but one that still brings out all the wild contradictions in Tómas's character and this book itself. This week's episode also includes Chad reading a section that's perfect for a voiceover movie trailer. (And yes, he reads it in exactly that voice.) Feel free to comment on this episode--or on the book in general--either on this post, or at the official GoodReads Group. Tómas Jónsson, Bestseller is available at better bookstores everywhere, and you can also order it directly from Open Letter, where you can get 20% off by entering 2MONTH in the discount field at checkout. Follow Open Letter, Chad Post, and Lytton Smith for more thoughts and information about upcoming guests. And you can find all Two Month Review posts by clicking here. The music for this season of Two Month Review is "Long Year" by The Anchoress. And please rate us on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts) and/or leave a review!