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

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Rejection

For anyone who's received a rejection letter recently, Open Road Media presents this short viedo, featuring Nile Southern and Kaylie Jones, reminding us how even the best novelists experience the indignity of the literary rebuff, either at the hands of an editor or a fellow writer.

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Maira Kalman

"Wonderful things happen when your brain is empty," says artist and author Maira Kalman as she shares her thoughts on the difference between thinking and feeling, the inspiring power of walking in the city, and more.

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Gore Vidal

The outspoken author and critic is seen here in conversation with Jay Parini at the 2009 Key West Literary Seminar. Vidal had been sick for some time and died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia at his home in the Hollywood Hills. He was eighty-six.

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Cloud Atlas

See what all the buzz is about with this extended trailer of Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski's adaptation of David Mitchell's novel Cloud Atlas (Sceptre, 2004). Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, and Hugh Grant, the movie will open in theaters on October 26.

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Philip Gourevitch

Appearing on The Paul Holdengraber Show, the former editor of the Paris Review and the author of The Ballad of Abu Ghraib (2008), A Cold Case (2002), and We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families (1998), which tells the story of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, Philip Gourevitch talks about archetypes, James Brown, Jonah and the whale, and more.

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Lemon Anderson

Three-time felon and Tony Award-winning poet and playwright Lemon Anderson starred in Russell Simmons's Def Poetry Jam in 2003, but the resulting money and fame quickly disappeared. Lemon, a new documentary about Anderson by Laura Brownson and Beth Levinson, will have its broadcast premiere on PBS as part of Latino Broadcasting's series Voces on October 19.

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Life of Pi

Director Ang Lee's adaptation of Yann Martel's Life of Pi (Knopf Canada, 2001), the best-selling novel about a young man who survives a disaster at sea and is marooned on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, will be released in theaters this November.

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Octavia E. Butler

In this video from Open Road Media, authors Samuel R. Delaney and N. K. Jemisin and literary agent Merrilee Heifetz speak about the late Octavia E. Bulter, who in 1995 became the first science fiction writer to win a "Genius" grant from the MacArthur Foundation. "Her stories really weren't about aliens.... they were about people," says Jemisin.

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Dispatch From the Future

The trailer for Leigh Stein's debut collection of poetry, Dispatch From the Future, published by Melville House this month, features digital animation by Jorge Colombo.

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Sleepwalk With Me

Based on a book by comedian Mike Birbiglia published by Simon & Schuster in 2010, Sleepwalk With Me was cowritten and produced by Ira Glass. IFC Films is releasing the movie in theaters next month.

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