Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

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About Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

Seattle'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 Emily Nemens
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Emily Nemens

Spring training may have been suspended, but America's love of baseball has not. Author and editor Emily Nemens joins Nancy Pearl to talk about short stories, writing,! Nemens' debut novel, "The Cactus League," is about a fictional baseball player on a fictional team during the excitement of spring training. As stories often go, it's about baseball but it's also not about baseball. They also share a long list of sports-centered (and sports-adjacent) literary fiction to get you through the dry spell until the season returns.