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

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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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Writers in the Schools

This short film from the Aspen Writers' Foundation follows poet Myrlin Hepworth as he participates in the organization's Writers in the Schools program, which brings accomplished writers to public schools in Colorado. Hepworth and fellow Arizona poet Logan Phillips visited more schools this year and watched their students share their work on stage.

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Rivka Galchen

The author of American Innovations (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014) speaks with Book Smart Tulsa about writing her second book and her influences growing up in Oklahoma.

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Choose Your Own Autobiography

Actor Neil Patrick Harris explains the unique, interactive concept behind his forthcoming memoir, Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography (Crown Archetype, 2014). Within the fun adventure of the book, Harris also discusses serious topics from his life.

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Jubilee

Traci Brimhall's poem "Jubilee," read by Dave Bonta, is enhanced with striking footage in this clip from Moving Poems. Brimhall is the author of Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton, 2012), which was selected for the 2011 Barnard Women Poets Prize.

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Botlhale Boikanyo

Although there are no poets in tonight's finale of the popular reality show America's Got Talent, a young poet won the South African version of the show two years ago. Botlhale Boikanyo's performance of "Africa My Pride" won over the audience and judges, receiving a standing ovation and the prize.

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Meet John Ashbery

John Ashbery says of his poetry, "You have to wait until you've heard it to have heard it, and to know what it is." Open Road Media has just published seventeen volumes of Ashbery's poetry, now available in e-book format for the first time.

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