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Nancy Pearl: Authors Share the Writing That Inspired Them to Become Writers

May 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Zoom Videoconference

Please join us for this live webinar on Thursday, May 20th at 7:00 pm EST


Join New Canaan Library’s Readers’ Advisor Laura Cavers in discussion with award winning author Nancy Pearl. Nancy Pearl, author and librarian, has compiled a book that includes twenty-three of today’s living literary legends – Donna Tartt, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Michael Chabon, and more – revealing the books that made them think, brought them joy, and changed their lives. Below is the list of authors Ms. Pearl has interviewed:

Russell Banks – T.C. Boyle – Michael Chabon

Susan Choi – Jennifer Egan – Dave Eggers

Louise Erdrich – Richard Ford – Laurie Frankel

Andrew Sean Freer – Jane Hirshfield – Siri Hustvedt

Charles Johnson – Laila Lalami – Jonathan Lethem

Maaza Mengiste – Madeline Miller – Viet Thanh Nguyen

Donna Tartt – Amor Towles – Luis Alberto Urrea

Vendela Vida – Ayelet Waldman 

The Writer’s Library is a revelatory exploration of the studies, libraries, and bookstores of today’s favorite authors—the creative artists whose imagination and sublime talent make America’s literary scene the wonderful, dynamic world it is. A love letter to books and a celebration of wordsmiths, The Writer’s Library is a treasure for anyone who has been moved by the written word. 

Nancy Pearl 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 best-selling 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.


May 20, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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