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

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In Camera/No Exit

"Hell is other people," Jean Paul Sartre famously said. Or is it one's own self? For your weekend viewing pleasure, here is a 1964 BBC adaptation of Sartre's play No Exit, starring Harold Pinter.

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Jane Morton

"Cowboy poet" Jane Morton reads her poem "Prairie Fire" at the Out of the Ashes: Words of Rebirth, Healing, and Hope poetry gathering in Colorado Springs on July 11, 2012.

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James Salter

In this clip, author James Salter speaks about visiting France for the first time, in 1950, an experience that he wrote about in his third novel, A Sport and a Pastime, originally published by Doubleday in 1967 and recently released as an e-book by Open Road Media.

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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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