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

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Life of Pi

Back in July we posted an early trailer for Ang Lee's adaptation of Yann Martel's Life of Pi, but an extended international trailer was recently released that is definitely worth a closer look. The movie, in 3D, opens on November 21.

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T. C. Boyle

Check out the cinematic book trailer, directed by Jamieson Fry, for the new novel by T. C. Boyle. San Miguel, published this month by Viking, follows two families, one in the 1880s and one in the 1930s, and their pursuit of self-reliance and freedom on a desolate island off the coast of California.

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Youth Poet Laureate

Eighteen-year-old Stephanie Yun was recently named Oakland’s first youth poet laureate after winning a competition at the Flor y Canto Festival in San Francisco. The competition was organized by the Oakland Public Library in partnership with Youth Speaks, a nonprofit organization focused on spoken word performance and education.

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Salman Rushdie

"The thing that happened with my life was that it sort of turned into a thriller," Rushdie said recently in an interview with Charlie Rose. "It turned into a thriller/spy novel." Rushdie's memoir, Joseph Anton, published this month by Random House, details the days, months, and years following the publication of The Satanic Verses in 1998, which prompted Iran’s spiritual leader to issue a fatwa against the author.

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A. M. Homes

In this animation for Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, Gretta Johnson animates a sentence from "Hello Everybody" by A. M. Homes, with music by Micheal Asif.

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My Mother Was Nuts

Fred Armisen of Saturday Night Live and Portlandia plays Penny Marshall in this hilarious trailer for Marshall's new memoir, published by Amazon this month.

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Wuthering Heights

The latest adaptation of Emily Brontë's 1847 novel, directed by Andrea Arnold and starring James Howson, Solomon Glave, and Paul Hilton, opens in theaters on October 5.

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This Is What Tomorrow Looks Like

On a train from Sydney to Melbourne, four family members each wrote a short poem with the same title to create this simple yet touching video.

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Pioneers! O Space Pioneers!

Created by YouTube user JankAround, this mashup of Walt Whitman’s poem “Pioneers! O Pioneers!” and footage as well as NASA animation of space exploration pays homage to the late Neil Armstrong.

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Sarah Kay

She was fourteen years old when she took the stage at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City's East Village. Sarah Kay, now twenty-four, is a cofounder of Project V.O.I.C.E., a national organization that celebrates and inspires youth self-expression, and a leading spoken word poet.

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