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

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Words

"Words, dear companions! / As the spirit grew / I loved you more and more with every hour." A poem by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge performed by Alexandra Burton as part of Poetry Upload, a video project focused on sharing poetry of the Victorian period written by women.

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Rooms

Author Lauren Oliver discusses the inspiration for her novel Rooms (Ecco, 2014), a story about the secrets that haunt the living and the dead, and how they are intertwined with an old home.

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Gone Girl

Author Gillian Flynn discusses the structure of her novel Gone Girl (Crown Publishing Group, 2012), and how it reflects the tug of war between a couple entwined in a troubled marriage. Flynn wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation released today.

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Ask Lena

Actress and author Lena Dunham offers advice to young writers who may feel insecure about writing from their own life experiences. Dunham's essay collection, Not That Kind of Girl, was published this week by Random House. Read more about her book tour in Daily News.

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Valeria Luiselli

Valeria Luiselli talks about the inspiration for her books Sidewalks and Faces in the Crowd, both translated from Spanish by Christina MacSweeney and published earlier this year by Coffee House Press. Luiselli was recently named one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 for 2014.

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On Sunday

This poem from Chris Tse tells the story of a Cantonese goldminer murdered on a Sunday in 1905, a year of the snake. Tse's first full-length collection How to Be Dead in a Year of Snakes (Auckland University Press, 2014) revisits the historic event, piecing together narratives of the dead and the guilty.

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Station Eleven

This novel by Emily St. John Mandel, published by Knopf this month, tells the story of a theatre troupe and their survival through a deadly plague. The book is longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award in Fiction.

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Paulo Coelho

The author of the best-selling novel The Alchemist sits down with Oprah Winfrey for a rare television interview. Coelho discusses the idea of the "personal legend" and how this guided his path to become a writer.

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Sherman Alexie on Book Banning

"When they ban or challenge a book, it instantly makes it prime reading material for that community." Sherman Alexie, the author of some of the most frequently challenged books in America, speaks about the backlash of book banning and why he feels events like Banned Books Week are important for the future of literature.

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Redeployment

Phil Klay, a former U.S. Marine, reads from his debut book Redeployment (Penguin, 2014), a collection of stories whose characters are veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The book is on the longlist for the 2014 National Book Award in Fiction.

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