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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 Remedy for Love

Bill Roorbach's latest novel, published by Algonquin Books this month, explores the relationship between two strangers trapped in a cabin during a snowstorm. Algonquin Books is one of eleven small-press publishers featured in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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What Is Literature For?

"Literature is a tool to help us live and die with a little bit more wisdom, goodness, and sanity." The School of Life, an organization based in London, offers four beneficial reasons to read literature and explains how reading can be therapeutic.

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Charles D'Ambrosio

"As writers, it's very hard to get over the habit of being civilized." The author of Loitering, published this month by Tin House Books, shares a valuable lesson learned from a class with novelist James Salter. Read Kevin Nance's profile of D'Ambrosio in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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The Things

Donald Hall reads a poem, from his book The Back Chamber (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011), about his home in New Hampshire. Hall discusses his new book, Essays After Eighty, in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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To Autumn

"The russet hue of fields left bare, and all / The tints of leaves and blossoms ere they fall." Actor Patrick Stewart reads John Clare's poem at the poet's historic cottage, located in the village of Helpston.

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The Narrow Road to the Deep North

“Horror can be contained within a book, given form and meaning. But in life horror has no more form than it does meaning. Horror just is.” Richard Flanagan reads from his latest novel, for which he was awarded the 2014 Man Booker Prize yesterday.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Beauty

"I'm drawn to the beauty of sentences, I'm drawn even to the beauty in how emotion is portrayed in fiction." The award-winning author meditates on the idea of beauty in literature, as well as in life, and how it inspires her writing. 

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Patrick Modiano Awarded Nobel Prize

French novelist Patrick Modiano was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature yesterday. Known for his detective mysteries and brief novels, Modiano focuses on the themes of memory and loss.

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Poetry Projection

During the 2012 Nelson Arts Festival in New Zealand, artist Klaasz Breukel turned his van into a mobile projector to share poetry. In this video filmed by Daniel Allen, animated poems are projected onto walls in various locations.

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How to Fly a Horse

"Creating is not magic, but work. And anyone can create. Necessity is not the mother of invention. You are." In this forthcoming book from Doubleday, debut author Kevin Ashton explores humanity's greatest creations, and the seemingly unremarkable individuals, gradual steps, multiple failures, and ordinary acts behind them.

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