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 Natalie Zina Walschots
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Natalie Zina Walschots

Natalie Zina Walschots connects the dots between video games, poetry, and her new novel "Hench" with host Nancy Pearl. The book follows the plight of Anna, a supervillain's henchperson who's just trying to pay the rent. Walschots says she waited and waited for someone to tell the evil sidekick's story, but "slowly came to the terrible realization" that the responsibility fell to her. She shares how sci-fi and fantasy in all forms provided the perfect escapism for the self-proclaimed nerd, and how poetry served the opposite, but equally necessary function.