NATE PEDERSEN is a librarian, historian, and writer in Idaho. He is the co-author of Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything with Lydia Kang, published by Workman, which NPR dubbed a best science book of 2017.


Nate is the Silverstone Branch Manager with Meridian Library District, an IMLS award-winning district in one of the fastest growing cities in America. He supervises a staff of ten at a busy branch in south Meridian open seven days a week. He was previously a Community Librarian with Deschutes Public Library in Bend, Oregon. While in Oregon, he was president of the Board of Directors for three years at the Deschutes County Historical Society and was the Central Oregon representative on the Oregon Heritage Trees Committee.

 Nate’s nonfiction has appeared in Mental FlossThe GuardianTrail RunnerThe Art of Manliness, Powell’s Books and The Believer. He is the Wednesday blogger with Fine Books & Collections, where he is responsible for the Bright Young Things series (Booksellers / Librarians / Collectors). [Suggestions for series always welcome, contact below].

Nate also lectures on historical topics around the Pacific Northwest. [Current, bookable lectures: The Many Lives of Klondike Kate / Comrade Johns: Oregon’s Socialist Candidate for President in the 1920s / Will Write for Food: The Federal Writers’ Project during the Great Depression / Historic Trees of the Pacific Northwest / Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything / Contact below].

He lives outside of Boise, Idaho with his wife, writer April Genevieve Tucholke. He likes reading, running, hiking, community supported agriculture, playing traditional Irish music, and taking off on long road trips.

Contact information:

Nate is represented by Myers Literary Management

For QUACKERY publicity requests, including interviews, appearances, speaking engagements, and review copies, please contact:

Chloe Puton, Publicity Manager
Workman Publishing Company
225 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014-4381

Anything else? E-mail: here or mellingsather[at]gmail[dot]com