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

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Charles Frazier

The author of Cold Mountain and Thirteen Moons talks about his third novel, Nightwoods, published by Random House earlier this fall. "I'm a slow writer," he says. "I really focus on the language.... A page is a good day for me."

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A Tomb for Boris Davidovich

This short film, directed by Aleksandar Kostic and narrated by Miki Manojlovic, was inspired by Danilo Kiš's story "A Tomb for Boris Davidovich." Kiš, a Yugoslavian writer who was influenced by Vladimir Nabokov and Jorge Luis Borges, died in 1989.

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The Failed Writer

In the latest installment of his Failed Writer series, Yuvi Zalkow talks about his love affair with failure and how it serves him as a writer. "If you haven't already, give it a try," he says. "Be a hell of a failure. See what you learn from it."

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From Arial to Zinco

In this short film by Alessandro Novelli, each letter of the alphabet is illustrated based on the first letter of a font name.

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Revenge Poems

Christie Ann Reynolds reads "Revenge for the Shark Death I Deserve," the first poem from Revenge Poems, published by Supermachine in 2010. Sadly, Supermachine editors recently announced that they will be ending the small press and literary magazine at the end of the year.

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National Book Award Winner Nikky Finney

Last night Nikky Finney, who appeared on the cover of the March/April 2011 issue, won the National Book Award in poetry for her latest collection, Head Off & Split, published by TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press. Here she reads her poem "My Time Up With You."

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Elizabeth Gilbert on Creativity, Suffering

She may be done giving public talks about Eat, Pray, Love, but this clip from 2009 is worth another look. In it Gilbert offers a refreshing way to think about creativity. "Somehow we've completely internalized and accepted, collectively, this notion that creativity and suffering are somehow inherently linked and that artistry, in the end, will ultimately lead to anguish," she says. "Are you guys all cool with that idea?"

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Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

To anyone who has read Nick Flynn's 2004 memoir, the new movie starring Robert DeNiro, Paul Dano, and Julianne Moore will be known as Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. To Hollywood, it is known as Being Flynn, forthcoming next spring from director Paul Weitz.

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Kesey's Magic Trip

In 1964 author Ken Kesey and his Merry Band of Pranksters set off on an LSD-fueled bus trip to the New York World's Fair. Along the way they intended to make a documentary, but the film was never finished. Directors Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood were given access to the raw footage to create Magic Trip, which is now available on iTunes and Netflix.

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Natalie Goldberg on NaNoWriMo

"National Novel Writing Month, I think, fits in beautifully with writing practice," says Natalie Goldberg in this video from Open Road Media. "Go for one month. Go mad." For more information on NaNoWriMo (hurry! November is almost half over), visit www.nanowrimo.org.

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