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

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Langston Ward

A senior at Mead High School in Spokane, Washington, Langston Ward won the title of 2013 Poetry Out Loud National Champion at the National Finals held in Washington, D.C., on April 30. He received twenty thousand dollars; his high school received five hundred dollars for the purchase of poetry books. In this video, Ward recites "A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest, and the Road Unknown" by Walt Whitman.

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Short Stories

May is Short Story Month, and in this video from Open Road Media, acclaimed short story writers such as James Jones, Susan Minot, Peter Cameron, David Corbett, Nicola Barker, Bradford Morrow, and Robert McCammon discuss the joys and challenges of the short form.

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The Last Bookshop

What would a world without books look like? Written and codirected by Richard Dadd along with Dan Fryer, The Last Bookshop was shot in bookstores around London and Kent. "We love bookshops," the filmmakers write. "But we saw that many are going through tough times. We wanted to contribute to the cultural debate with our own celebration in support of these glorious independents and their shelves of treasures."

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Junot Díaz

The New Yorker staff writer Hilton Als spoke with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz about work and inspiration at an event earlier this month at the Strand Book Store in New York City.

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Benjamin Percy

A frequent contributor to Poets & Writers Magazine (check out his urgent essay in the current issue), Benjamin Percy has a new book coming out. A werewolf novel for the literary set, Red Moon is forthcoming in May from Grand Central Publishing. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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Colors of Penguin

Founded in 1935, Penguin Books revolutionized marketing and publishing by producing inexpensive softcovers with an instantly recognizable design. Richard from AbeBooks.com gives viewers a color-coded survey of the iconic series of books.

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James Salter

The eighty-five-year-old prize-winning fiction writer whose new novel, All That Is, was published this month by Knopf, speaks at the New York State Writers Institute about The Lover by Marguerite Duras.

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Ruth Ozeki

"All relationships between writers and readers are love stories," says Ruth Ozeki, author most recently of the novel A Tale for the Time Being (Viking, 2013), whose article "A Crucial Collaboration: Reader-Writer-Character-Book" appears in the current issue.

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Frank Bidart

Last April Frank Bidart, who is interviewed in the current issue by frequent contributor William Giraldi, read Robert Lowell's "For the Union Dead" as part of Mass Poetry's second annual Common Threads group reading and discussion program for National Poetry Month. Bidart's new book, Metaphysical Dog, will be published in May by FSG.

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David Foster Wallace

"If your fidelity to perfectionism is too high, you never do anything," said David Foster Wallace in this March 1996 interview with Leonard Lopate, animated by Patrick Smith.

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