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

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The Novella: Forgotten Stories

"What fascinates me about recovering forgotten stories is how often they are the real tipping points for much bigger cultural, defining moments." Journalist Julianne Schultz moderates a discussion about the importance of the novella as a literary form at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

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The Anti-Poem

"Poems are bullshit unless they are screamed, or howled, or thrown in your face." Spoken word artist Najee Omar performs his poem "The Anti-Poem (After Amiri Baraka)" in this video by All Def Poetry.

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Doris Lessing

"You invent whole sections of something and then later some biographer wants to know which is true and what isn't, and you have to sit and think." In this short video produced in 2013, the late Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing shares anecdotes from her life as a writer. Currently, a search is on to appoint a new biographer for Lessing.

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Gizmo's Catcher in the Rye

"Broadway was mobbed and messy. It was Sunday and only twelve o'clock, but it was mobbed anyway." In this short film from the Strand bookstore, directed by Rob Sichler, Gizmo the dog plays Holden Caulfield from the novel by J. D. Salinger. 

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A Load of Hooey

"There's nothing in here of any substance." Bob Odenkirk speaks about his debut collection of essays, published last October by McSweeney's, and why the book will enter the canon of good toilet literature. 

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Her

In her new novel, published last month by Little, Brown, Harriet Lane examines a complicated friendship between two women from different worlds. In alternate chapters, the same events are told from the separate perspectives of the two main characters.

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Yours Is the Earth

"If you can dream—and not make dreams your master / If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim." This short film features Rudyard Kipling's poem "If," read by Tom O'Bedlam and filmed by Stephen Lister.

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Helen Macdonald

"My fascination with birds goes back so long.... When I was about five or six, I think I used to try and sleep with my hands behind my back like wings." Helen Macdonald discusses her memoir, H is For Hawk (Jonathan Cape, 2014), which received the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction, and won the 2014 Costa Book Award this week.

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Ned Beauman

The London native and youngest writer on Granta's list of the best young British novelists in 2013, reads from his latest novel, Glow (Knopf, 2015). The Bookshop Band performs a song inspired by Beauman's book called "We Are the Foxes."

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The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac

Sharma Shields introduces and reads from her novel The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac from the woods of Spokane, Washington. The book was released today by Henry Holt.

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