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The Make Books Travel Podcast

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The Make Books Travel podcast offers a behind-the-scenes look at the international publishing scene. Literary agent Marleen Seegers interviews the industry's key players, who all have one thing in common: they make books travel, for instance from one language to another, from manuscript to published… read more


S2 E20: An Interview with Astra Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Nadja Spiegelman

Welcome to another episode of the Make Books Travel podcast! I’m happy to be back after having taken some time off this summer.

I’m preparing a trip to Europe (I still can’t believe I’m saying this!), we just sent our Fall Rights Lists out, and both my virtual and my in-person meeting schedules are filling up, so it’s safe to say that the fall season is in full swing.

There will be one or two more episodes after this one, and then I’ll take a break while I’m in Europe. Season 3 will be starting in November!

So much for housekeeping announcements...

Today I am speaking with Nadzja Spiegelman. Nadzja is editor-in-chief of Astra Magazine, a new print literary magazine with a strong international focus forthcoming in 2022.

We discuss amongst others what it takes to set up a new literary venture like this, why it is particularly important to do so now, and how her previous job as online editor at The Paris Review prepared her for her position at Astra Magazine.

Nadja's book recommendations:

About Nadja:

Nadja Spiegelman is the author of I'm Supposed to Protect You From All This and the former online editor of The Paris Review. She is the editor-in-chief of Astra Magazine, a new international print literary magazine forthcoming in 2022.

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