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Release Date: 09/09/2003

Humanities Washington honors Nancy Pearl

Nancy Pearl, executive director of the Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library, was honored with the 2003 Washington Humanities Award at a special event Sept. 9.

The award, established in 1995 by Humanities Washington, (formerly the Washington Commission for the Humanities) recognizes outstanding achievement in public humanities in memory of Heather C. Frank of Yakima.

Pearl, respected nationally for her book knowledge, recently had her third book published, titled "Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Reason." Pearl regularly reviews books for local and national publications and does weekly book reviews on local public radio. In 1998, Library Journal named her Fiction Reviewer of the Year. In 1998 the Washington Center for the Book launched the program, "If All of Seattle Read the Same Book," which has become a model for cities and states across the country. Humanities Washington board chair Jack Faris said the If All Seattle Read the Same Book "may be the single most significant public humanities program in the past 10 years."

See also:
Feeding literate souls; from the hunger for books, Nancy Pearl makes a life.
Pacific Northwest, The Seattle Times Magazine. Sept. 14, 2003.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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