Conversations with Authors - Nancy Pearl & Jeff Schwager (Virtual Event)

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 4:00pm

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Online • Live • 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET

In conversation with Andrew Sean Greer



Conversations with Authors is our free online event series! Join us throughout the week for new chats between different authors.

 

Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager’s new book, The Writer’s Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives is an inspiring collection of interviews with America’s most notable and influential writers, conversations about the books that shaped them and inspired them to leave their own literary mark.

Nancy regularly speaks about the importance and pleasure of reading at libraries, literacy organizations, and community groups around the world. She can be found on NPR’s Morning Edition and KWGS-FM in Tulsa, Oklahoma talking about her favorite books. Her monthly television show on the Seattle Channel, Book Lust with Nancy Pearl, features interviews with authors, poets, and other literary figures. Among her many honors are the 2011 Librarian of the Year Award from Library Journal and the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. Nancy is the creator of the internationally recognized program If All of Seattle Read the Same Book, and was the inspiration for the Archee McPhee “Librarian Action Figure.” Nancy is a bestselling author, librarian, and literary critic, but first and foremost, she is a reader and has spent her life promoting reading as one of the most beneficial and joyful experiences anyone can have.

Jeff is a Seattle-based journalist and playwright. Book-It Repertory Theatre produced his adaptation of Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson in 2013. The following year, the company’s five-hour stage version of his adaptation of Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay won Theatre Puget Sound’s Gregory Award for Outstanding Production. He lives on Queen Anne Hill, in a Craftsman house built in 1913, with his partner Megan and his pug Edgar.

Andrew Sean Greer is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of six works of fiction, including the bestsellers The Confessions of Max Tivoli and Less. He has taught at a number of universities, including the Iowa Writers Workshop, been a TODAY show pick, a New York Public Library Cullman Center Fellow, a judge for the National Book Award, and a winner of the California Book Award and the New York Public Library Young Lions Award. Andrew is the recipient of a NEA grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He lives in San Francisco.

 

Below, please find links to purchase their books.

 

 

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The Writer's Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062968500
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperOne - September 8th, 2020

More Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason Cover Image
ISBN: 9781570614354
Availability: Special Order
Published: Sasquatch Books - April 12th, 2005

George and Lizzie: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501162909
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Touchstone - July 17th, 2018

Book Lust To Go: Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781570616501
Availability: Special Order
Published: Sasquatch Books - August 31st, 2010

Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason Cover Image
ISBN: 9781570613814
Availability: Special Order
Published: Sasquatch Books - August 12th, 2003

Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316316132
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

The Confessions of Max Tivoli: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780312423810
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Picador - February 1st, 2005