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

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Cloud Atlas

Based on the best-selling novel by David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present, and the future. Directed by Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski, starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, and Hugh Grant, the movie opens in theaters on Friday.

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Ray Bradbury

Check out Ray Bradbury matching wits with Groucho Marx as a contestant on "You Bet Your Life" in 1955.

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Alone With Everybody

Here's an uplifting poem for your Monday! Charles Bukowski's "Alone With Everybody," from Love is a Dog From Hell (Black Sparrow Books, 1977), is set to visuals by Richelle Dumond, Hannah Vischer, Maartje Slijpen and Mathilde Bindervoet.

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The Dreamer

Written by Idris Davies, "The Dreamer" is influenced by the Welsh poet's experience working as a coal miner in Wales. All of the footage was shot on location in Montana's Glacier National Park.

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Jericho Brown

Poet Jericho Brown recites lines from Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye at "Sheer Good Fortune: Celebrating Toni Morrison" on October 16 at Virginia Tech.

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Louise Erdrich

In this clip from Prairie Public Broadcasting, author Louise Erdrich, who is profiled by contributing editor Kevin Nance in the current issue, talks about growing up in Wahpeton, North Dakota, and the challenges of running an independent bookstore, then reads from her new novel, The Round House.

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Sharon Olds

The poet, whose newest poetry collection, Stag's Leap, was published by Knopf in September, recently read "The Worst Thing" on the PBS NewsHour.

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The Politics of Being a Chinese Literary Figure

The recent announcement that Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize in Literature has sparked conversations, like the one with Jeffrey Brown on PBS NewsHour, about what it means to be a writer living under a Communist government.

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The $100,000 Dust Jacket

As explained in this clip from AbeBooks, a first edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel The Great Gatsby sold for $182,000 at auction in 2009, and the reason it fetched such a high price was the presence of its dust jacket. A first edition of the novel without a dust jacket could sell for anywhere between two thousand and eight thousand dollars, depending on its condition.

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Miranda July

In this clip the actor, filmmaker, and author of No One Belongs Here More Than You (Scribner, 2007) and It Chooses You (McSweeney's, 2011), among other books, offers a helpful strategy for avoiding procrastination.

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