3 episodes

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 (Seattle Channel‪)‬ Seattle Channel

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

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: Jennifer Habel, Chris Bachelder

    Book Lust with Nancy Pearl: Jennifer Habel, Chris Bachelder

    The novel "Dayswork," by the married duo Jennifer Habel and Chris Bachelder, follows a woman navigating the pandemic while using the life of "Moby-Dick" author Herman Melville to examine her own. The pair acknowledges that pitching the book's "strange form and...strange subject matter" to their agent posed a challenge. Despite their concerns, the "Melville Vortex" that captivated the couple had apparently ensnared others in the industry as well and they found an enthusiastic response. On the latest episode of Book Lust with host Nancy Pearl, the couple discusses their journey to the renowned author, their decision not to defend his complex reputation, and their plans for future collaborative writing projects.

    • 24 min
    Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Cristina García

    Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Cristina García

    Author and playwright Cristina García joins Book Lust's Nancy Pearl to discuss her new novel, "Vanishing Maps," the long-awaited sequel to her 1992 debut, "Dreaming in Cuban." The two discuss García's writing style - "elastic realism" - and how the new novel came to be written. García's first novel followed a number of women from a family that is bitterly divided over the Cuban revolution. The new book picks up decades later in a very different world but filled with many of the same struggles. For fans of "Dreaming in Cuban," the new novel ties up a few loose ends and leaves you with a few new ones.

    • 26 min
    Book Lust with Nancy Pearl: Julie Schumacher

    Book Lust with Nancy Pearl: Julie Schumacher

    Julie Schumacher’s “The English Experience” is the third novel in what was never supposed to be a trilogy. The book follows a professor who reluctantly leads an eclectic group of students to a Winter Term abroad in England, and as Schumacher says, it’s the students who humanize both the story and its protagonist. Book Lust’s Nancy Pearl chats with the author about this unintentional third installment and the process by which it came to be.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Nancy, host of the Book Lust with Nancy Pearl podcast, highlights all aspects of books, writing and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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