Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

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About Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

Seattle's own "action figure librarian," best-selling author, and literary critic Nancy Pearl sits down each month with authors, poets, and other literary figures for conversations about books, reading, and the process and art of writing. There's no one better qualified than Nancy, who brings an informed reader's perspective to lively conversation and in-depth dialogs about all things literary.

Nancy Pearl, author of the best-selling "Book Lust" series, creator of the internationally recognized program "If All of Seattle Read the Same Book" (which became "Seattle Reads"), and model for the world-famous Archee McPhee "Librarian Action Figure," is host of Book Lust with Nancy Pearl on the Seattle Channel.

Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Tara Conklin
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Tara Conklin

Tara Conklin, bestselling author of "The House Girl," sits down with Nancy Pearl at the Women's University Club to talk about reading, writing, and being a novelist. Conklin's 2019 book, "The Last Romantics," is an expansive family saga about siblings dislodged by crisis. She talks about the pressures of writing a second novel after a successful first one, the difficulties of basing a plot on a real-life personal event, and why this book is written in an unusual narrative style.