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

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The Green Shore

Natalie Bakopoulos, who was interviewed by Charles Baxter for this issue's roundup of debut fiction writers, talks about her Greek roots and her first novel, The Green Shore, published by Simon & Schuster this month.

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I'm Reading a Book

We thought we'd inject a little energy into our Wednesday with this music video by Julian Smith. Don't you ever interrupt me when I'm reading a book!

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Natalie Diaz

The NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown recently spent some time with poet Natalie Diaz, author of the collection When My Brother Was an Aztec (Copper Canyon Press, 2012), who is working to preserve the rapidly disappearing Mojave language.

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The Old Man and the Sea

Check out German designer Marcel Schindler's stop-motion adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, set to the song "Sail" by Awolnation, that uniquely captures Santiago's epic struggle with the giant marlin.

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Anna Karenina

Joe Wright and Tom Stoppard's adaptation of the Tolstoy classic, starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, and Aaron Johnson, will be released in November.

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The Adventure of the Space Traveler

In this video for Electric Literature's free fiction magazine, Recommended Reading, Sarah Bodil animates a sentence from "The Adventure of the Space Traveler" by Seth Fried, who was featured in last year's First Fiction Annual for this debut story collection, The Great Frustration.

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Luis J. Rodriguez

"I ended up being the one that fell through the cracks," says poet, novelist, and journalist Luis J. Rodriguez, whose memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. (Curbstone Press, 1993) elevated him as a major figure in contemporary Chicano literature. In this video from Open Road Media, Rodriguez tells his story and explains how books helped him escape a dangerous life on the streets of Los Angeles.

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Amazilla vs. Barnes Kong

There's nothing understated about this one. Check out Rebecca Migdal's trailer for Andrew Laties's Rebel Bookseller: Why Indie Bookstores Represent Everything You Want to Fight for, From Free Speech to Buying Local to Building Communities (Seven Stories Press, 2011), which pits an online retail giant against a chain bookstore monster (who kidnaps Emily Dickinson)! Can the Rebel Bookseller save the day and bring back a community of books?

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Bloomsday

For lovers of Irish literature, and the work of James Joyce in particular, June 16 is a special day. Bloomsday is a celebration of the life of the Irish author on the day in which the events of his novel Ulysses (which stars Leopold Bloom, hence the name) is set. To commemorate the thirtieth annual observance, we present Adam Harvey's performance of pages 193 to 195 of Finnegans Wake.

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Ecclesiastes 11:1

"Helps us to believe / That it’s no great sin to give, / Hoping to receive," writes Richard Wilbur in this poem, read by the iPhone-wielding video artist Faith Eskola's five-year-old child and brought to life by Motionpoems.

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