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 Gish Jen
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Gish Jen

Gish Jen joins Nancy Pearl to discuss recent reads, writing short stories, and the origins of her first name (she wasn't born with it). "Thank you, Mr. Nixon," Jen's ninth book, is a novel-in-stories exploring the Chinese diaspora that followed the opening of China to the West that began during the Nixon administration.