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A curated selection of videos, including book trailers, brief interviews, and other literary curiosities updated daily.

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Anne Enright

"I think the short story is fast, that it can say things that other forms can't say because it's not going to say them for long." Anne Enright, whose novel The Green Road (Norton, 2015) is longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize, talks to Vincent Woods about her interest in the short story form.

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Hunter S. Thompson

In this 1967 interview with Studs Terkel, Hunter S. Thompson talks about the inspiration for his first book, Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga (Random House, 1966). The video was animated by Patrick Smith for PBS Digital Studios' Blank on Blank series.

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Andrew O'Hagan

"The material for a novel is very often like tinder in your mind and in your heart, waiting for a spark to be thrown onto it." Andrew O'Hagan recounts the inspiration behind his newest novel, The Illuminations (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015), which is longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize.

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Steph Cha

Steph Cha speaks about the noir works that influenced her writing and her choice to feature a female protagonist. Cha's novel Dead Soon Enough, the third installment in the Juniper Song series, was published yesterday by Minotaur Books.

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Comma Queen

Mary Norris, New Yorker copy editor and author of Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen (Norton, 2015), talks about commas in this episode of a new video series from the New Yorker.

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Laila Lalami

"There is a particular contract that gets established between reader and writer." Laila Lalami, whose novel The Moor's Account (Pantheon, 2014) is longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize, discusses the intricacies and differences in writing fiction and nonfiction.

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Sunjeev Sahota

"I used to read a lot in terms of just the backs of toothpaste. I spent a lot of time reading ingredients and things like that, so there was probably also a fascination wit​h words." Sunjeev Sahota talks about reading as a child and working on his second novel, The Year of the Runaways (Picador, 2015), which is longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

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Benjamin Moser

"The reason she's legendary is that she has this work that is extremely weird... she wrote like nobody else." Benjamin Moser, editor of The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector, published by New Directions this month, talks with Open Letter Books publisher Chad Post about the appeal of Lispector's writing.

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The Descartes Highlands

"The door closes slowly, I'm spinning way out of the city, out of my own body, out of his life forever." Eric Gamalinda's latest novel, The Descartes Highlands (Akashic Books, 2014), interweaves the stories of two men sold for adoption by their father.

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Alan Cheuse

NPR literary commentator and author Alan Cheuse speaks about the events and life experiences that influenced his fifth novel, Prayers for the Living (Fig Tree Books, 2015). Cheuse passed away on July 31 at the age of seventy-five.

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