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

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Eimear McBride

The debut novelist speaks about how reading James Joyce's Ulysses influenced her to write a book in six months, and how she struggled for years to get it published. A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing was published by Coffee House Press in September.

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Eileen Myles

The author of eighteen collections of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction is introduced by poet Carolyn Forché at the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University on October 28. Her new and selected poems, I Must Be Living Twice, will be published by Ecco/Harper Collins in 2015.

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New York 1, Tel Aviv 0

"In my fantasy, love is a visible thing." Shelly Oria's debut story collection, released today by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, explores international identity and relationships of love and lust.

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A Brief History of Seven Killings

"Sometimes wars start because you forget why you fight." Marlon James speaks with David Eades from BBC News about his latest novel, based on the 1976 assassination attempt on singer Bob Marley. A Brief History of Seven Killings is featured in Page One in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Vincent

"While other kids read books like Go Jane Go / Vincent's favorite author is Edgar Allan Poe." Written and directed by Tim Burton, and narrated by actor Vincent Price, this short film pays homage to Edgar Allan Poe and his famed poem "The Raven." 

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Galway Kinnell

The late Pulitzer Prize-winning poet is seen here in 1997 reading selections of his work at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego for the series "Artists on the Cutting Edge," accompanied by interview segments discussing his influences. The former Vermont poet laureate died at his home in Sheffield, Vermont, this past Tuesday. 

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Brock Clarke

Award-winning author Brock Clarke reads from his latest novel, The Happiest People in the World (Algonquin Books, 2014), at the 2014 Colgate Writers' Conference. Clarke is featured in Page One in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Roz Chast

Actor Steve Martin interviews the author and cartoonist about her start as a staff cartoonist at the New Yorker. Chast won the Kirkus Prize in nonfiction for her graphic memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury, 2014).

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The Residue Years

Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas moderates a reading and discussion with Mitchell Jackson, author of The Residue Years (Bloomsbury, 2014), and Kiese Laymon, author of Long Division (Agate Bolden, 2013), on the issues of race and class in literature. An interview with Lucas is featured in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live

"She's a fearsome critic, essayist, a voice of moral authority, and a deeply intimidating figure." Joan Didion's nephew, Griffin Dunne, speaks about Didion's life and legacy, the subject of a documentary he is co-directing, which is currently being funded through Kickstarter. 

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