My favorite TED talks on books and writing

  • My year reading a book from every country in the world
  • A brilliant talk on the power of books to broaden, learn more about different cultures and explore the wide range of world literature both in terms of content and literary style.
  • The politics of fiction by the bestselling author of the Forty rules of love: Elif Shafak
  • Elif Shafak believes that listening to stories widens the imagination, allows us to surpass cultural walls, and helps us to embrace different and unfamiliar experiences and feelings. 
  • How to read a book a day by Jordan Harry
  • This is an amazing TED talk on time management, making priorities and committing to a routine of reading a book everyday.
  • Wisdom from great writers on every year of life
  • A powerful TED talk on the important wisdom we can acquire from different inspirational writers. He collected an impressive number of quotes that describe advice and lessons from every year of their lives. A simple way to depict the talk in a nutshell: What would writer X say about life at 21, 35, 59 and 85?
  • Why people need poetry by Stephen Burt
  • A WONDERFUL talk on the importance of poetry for any human being, our human need for connection and nourishing our imagination.

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