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 Paul Yoon
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Paul Yoon

Author Paul Yoon speaks with Nancy Pearl about where his stories come from, his writing process, and what influences his poetic writing style. Yoon's new book, "Run Me To Earth," follows three orphans in Laos during the late 1960s and early 1970s when the U.S. Air Force and CIA dropped an estimated two million tons of ordnance on the tiny, landlocked country as part of a covert attempt to defeat communism in Southeast Asia. He also explains his interest in stories of war and displacement and how that subject affects him personally.