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

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"Lidija Dimkovska Has Made a Bomb of My Eyes"

Amy King, the author of six poetry books, including I Want to Make You Safe (Litmus Press, 2011), reads her poem "Lidija Dimkovska Has Made a Bomb of My Eyes" in this clip. Ugly Duckling Presse published a translation of Do Not Awaken Them With Hammers by Dimkovska, a poet from Skopje, Macedonia, in 2006.

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Stanley Kubrick's The Great Gatsby

Students in a high school Advanced English class produced this short film combining the general plot points of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby with the filmmaking style of Stanley Kubrick, specifically in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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The Importance of a Good Title

This trailer for Alex Gilvarry's From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant, forthcoming from VIking in January, has a little fun with the debut novel's rather long (and memorable?) title.

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The Snow Child

In Eowyn Ivey's debut novel, set in Alaska in 1920, a couple's lives are changed forever by the arrival of a little girl on their snowy doorstep.

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Go the F**k to Sleep

Akashic Books publisher Johnny Temple, author Adam Mansbach, and illustrator Ricardo Cortés talk about the genesis of the best-selling book Go the F**k to Sleep in this video from Open Road Integrated Media. For more of the inside story, including the long-term impact of such success on Akashic, read "Glass-Slipper Economics: Cinderella Stories in Indie Publishing" in the current issue.   

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Mark Doty on Handel's "Messiah"

During a recent appearance on the PBS NewsHour, National Book Award-winning poet Mark Doty spoke about one of the great traditions of the holiday season: Handel's "Messiah."

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Chris Cleave

"People think I'm a writer of these very sad stories. Well, I wanted to write about something that was joyful and I wanted to write about how much people will sacrifice of their ambition in order to care for the people they love," says Chris Cleave, the best-selling author of Little Bee (2009), about his next novel, Gold, forthcoming from Simon & Schuster next summer.

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Michael Chabon

"A great work of literature transcends its genre—whatever genre that might be," says Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon in this profile by Open Road Media, which has made a number of Chabon's novels available as e-books.

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Alan Bennett's Smut

The author of The Uncommon Reader (FSG, 2007) reads from "The Shielding of Mrs. Forbes," one of the two stories in his new collection, Smut, published earlier this year by Faber and Faber and Profile Books in England and forthcoming in the U.S. next month from Picador.

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Word Blizzard

Whether you're stuck in a real blizzard (as a good portion of the central U.S. is today) or just a metaphorical one, take some time to make sense of your situation in writing, as this nifty video by Sajjad Ahmed illustrates.

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