Nancy Pearl loves reading books and watching basketball. Now she’s writing about football, sex and marriage. Having retired as America’s most famous librarian, Pearl is finding success with a new gig: novelist. The only librarian with her own action figure makes cranking out her first novel sound almost easy. “By the time I finally sat down to write the big first draft was already written in my head,” Pearl says.
Background: Born and raised in Detroit. English degree and Master of Library Science degree from the University of Michigan; MA in history from Oklahoma State University. Lives in Seattle with husband Joe. Books: Published debut novel, “George & Lizzie, ” in 2017. Other titles include: “Book Lust;” “More Book Lust;” “Book Crush;” and “Book Lust to Go.”Career: Librarian in Tulsa, Detroit and Seattle (retired in 2004). Former executive director Washington Center for the Book at Seattle Public Library.
The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club welcomes author, librarian and NPR commentator Nancy Pearl on Jan. 20. Pearl, the only librarian with her own action figure and the author of the novel, “George and Lizzie,” will be on stage in conversation with Sharma Shields, a Spokane author and Washington State Book Award winner. Join us for a 7 p.m. community book club forum on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Spokesman building, 999 W. Riverside Ave.
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