Nate Pedersen

NATE PEDERSEN is a writer, anthologist, and historian in Portland, Oregon. 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. His next book with Lydia Kang, entitled Patient Zero: A Curious History of the World’s Worst Diseases, will be published by Workman in November, 2021.

Nate also edited the Lovecraftian anthologies The Starry Wisdom Library: The Catalogue of the Greatest Occult Book Auction of All Time, (PS 2015) and Sisterhood: Dark Tales and Secret Histories (Chaosium 2021). A follow-up to the Starry Wisdom Library, entitled The Dagon Collection, is slated for 2021 or 2022 from PS.

Nate is the Collection Development Supervisor with Hillsboro Public Library in the Portland metropolitan area. He also serves 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:

Contact information:

Nate is represented by Myers Literary Management

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

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

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