Girls Who Read (video)

I’d like a girl who reads Who needs the written word & who uses the added vocabulary She gleans from novels and poetry To hold lively conversation In a range of social situations I want…

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Ian McEwan: On Making Love Work in Fiction (video)

“It’s very difficult to do happiness in novels in a sustained way.” In this video recorded by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art earlier this year, Ian McEwan reflects on making romantic love work in fiction,…

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Jonathan Safran Foer: Novels Have a Lot to Learn from Poetry (video)

‘Anyone who makes something for its own sake, whether you try to have it published or whether you’re just rearranging twigs on the ground because it pleases you, people who do that are artists.’ Jonathan…

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Kurt Vonnegut on the Shapes of Stories (video)

“There’s no reason why the simple shape of stories can’t be fed into computers, they have beautiful shapes.” — Kurt Vonnegut

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David Sedaris – What’s Funny About America (video)

Filmed at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival in 2008, cult American writer David Sedaris reflects on some of the quirks of his homeland.  

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