Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

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About Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

Book Lust with Nancy PearlSeattle's own "action figure librarian" and best-selling author Nancy Pearl sits down each month with top writers from around the country for conversations about books and the process and art of writing. There's no one better qualified than Nancy to discuss books and writing, bringing an informed reader's perspective to lively conversation and in-depth dialogs about all things literary. Book Lust with Nancy Pearl is filmed at the University Bookstore in Seattle.

Nancy Pearl, author of the best-selling Book Lust, creator of the internationally recognized program, If All of Seattle Read the Same Book, and model for the world-famous Archee McPhee "Librarian Action Figure", is host of Book Lust with Nancy Pearl on the Seattle Channel. Nancy is a longtime freelance contributor to Booklist magazine and formerly served as director of the Washington Center for the Book at the Seattle Public Library. Visit Nancy's website at to learn more about Nancy and her most recently recommended books.

Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Viet Thanh Nguyen
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Viet Thanh Nguyen

Vietnamese American novelist and professor Viet Thanh Nguyen talks with host Nancy Pearl about his influences and personal history and the process of writing three celebrated books published in less than three years. Nguyen's Pulitzer Prize-winning debut novel, "The Sympathizer," is a gripping espionage tale, which he followed with a companion nonfiction book "Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam And The Memory Of War." His latest book "The Refugees," is a best-selling short-story collection written over a period of 20 years, exploring questions of immigration, identity, love, and family.