Nancy Pearl is “America’s librarian.” She regularly speaks about the value of reading at libraries and library conferences, and for literacy organizations and community groups. Nancy can be found on KUOW in Seattle, KWGS in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin Public Radio talking about books and reading. Her monthly television show, Book Lust with Nancy Pearl, on the Seattle Channel 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 PNW 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". If the library world has a rock star - Nancy Pearl is it.
Nancy is a best-selling author, librarian, literary critic, as well as a radio and television personality, 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.
GLEN DIXON Moderator
Glenn Dixon's third book, Juliet's Answer(Simon & Schuster) has been published in eleven countries and translated into five languages including Chinese, Spanish and German. He was the 2014 writer-in-residence for the Vancouver International Writers Festival and his second book, Tripping the World Fantastic was shortlisted for the W.O. Mitchell award. He has traveled through more than 75 countries and written for the New Yorker, National Geographic magazine, the New York Post, Walrus magazine and the Globe and Mail. He lives In Calgary, Canada.