Literature

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of literature.

Video playlists about Literature

Talks for when you wish you had time to read

7 talks • 1h 44m
When you’re just too busy to curl up with a good book, these talks bring the beauty of literature in audio form.

Talks that inspired TED Books

6 talks • 1h 23m
Have you ever finished watching a talk and been eager to learn more? Long enough to explore a powerful idea but short enough to read in a single sitting, TED Books pick up where TED Talks leave off.

The power of fiction

10 talks • 2h 23m
These talks analyze the ways a story can enhance, alter and transform how we see the world around us.

Talks about Literature

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Exclusive articles about Literature

Your guide to reading the world

Author Ann Morgan invites book lovers to follow her on a literary journey through 196 countries. “I’d always thought that I was well-traveled,” says writer Ann Morgan (TED Talk:...

8 books to lift you out of darkness

When Shaka Senghor (Watch: Shaka Senghor: Why your worst deeds don’t define you) was nineteen, he shot and killed a man — and was sentenced to spend the second nineteen years of...
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