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

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Thomas Pynchon

The Penguin Press has released eight novels by Thomas Pynchon, including Gravity's Raindbow, Vineland, and Against the Day, as e-books. If that news doesn't excite you, perhaps this rockin' trailer will.

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Patricia Highsmith

Authors Alison Bechdel, Terry Castle, and Joan Schenkar and editor Robert Weil talk about the influence of Patricia Highsmith, twenty-one of whose works are available in print and e-book from W. W. Norton.

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Jonathan Evison

To promote his third novel, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, published this month by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Jonathan Evison is hitting the road for a tour that begins August 25 at Sunriver Books & Music in Sunriver, Oregon, and wraps up on October 28 at the Texas Book Festival in Austin.

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Molly Ringwald

America's '80s icon is back with a novel in stories, When It Happens to You, published this month by It Books. In this video from the Daily Beast, Ringwald talks about writing, the perils of Twitter, and her work in Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink.

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Lucille Clifton

The late poet is seen here reading two poems at the 2008 Dodge Poetry Festival. The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965–2010, published in September by BOA Editions, is one of the twelve titles featured in this issue's Page One.

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Paul Auster

Thirty years after the publication of The Invention of Solitude, Paul Auster returns to the memoir form with Winter Journal, one of the twelve titles included in this issue's Page One. In this video, Auster reads from the first chapter of the memoir, published this month by Henry Holt.

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Emma Straub on Cats and Writing

"Writing can be so lonely," says Emma Straub, who is profiled in the current issue of the magazine, "that it's nice to have another warm body nearby, snuggling up next to you." Listen to the author of Laura Lamont's Life In Pictures reflect on the bond between artists and animals in this video from the Morgan Library & Museum and read Eryn Loeb's new profile, "Emma Straub's Life in Letters (So Far)."

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The Dog Stars

Scott Smith, author of A Simple Plan (Knopf, 1993) offers what might be the perfect voice-over for Peter Heller's The Dog Stars, the story of a pilot living in a world filled with loss, published this month by Knopf.

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Helen DeWitt's "Recovery"

In this video for Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, Erin Smith animates and scores a sentence from "Recovery" by Helen DeWitt, set to music by Spookfish. Here's the sentence: "Um, okay, no, not purring like, obviously, producing a sound that is more reminiscent of steam engine FX than your typical purr."

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Noah & Dru's Novel

In the first episode of UCB Comedy's web series about two best friends trying to coauthor a novel, Noah and Dru agree upon some ground rules to make their weekly casual writer meetings more effective.

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