NATE PEDERSEN is a writer, librarian, and historian in Savannah, Georgia. With Dr. Lydia Kang, he is the co-author of Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything (Workman, 2017) and Patient Zero: A Curious History of the World’s Worst Diseases (Workman, 2021).
NPR dubbed Quackery a best science book of 2017 and Publishers Weekly gave Patient Zero a starred review, stating “Readers will be swept away by this energetic and enlightening survey.” Nate and Lydia’s books have been published in 12 languages around the world.
Nate also edited the Lovecraftian anthologies The Starry Wisdom Library: The Catalogue of the Greatest Occult Book Auction of All Time, (PS, 2014) and Sisterhood: Dark Tales and Secret Histories (Chaosium, 2021). A follow-up to The Starry Wisdom Library, entitled The Dagon Collection, is upcoming in 2022 from PS Publishing.
Nate’s nonfiction has appeared in Mental Floss, The Guardian, Trail Runner, The Art of Manliness, Powell’s Books and The Believer. He is a 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 is also the Manager of Archival and Reference Team at Georgia Historical Society in Savannah. Nate is responsible for supervising and managing day-to-day operations of the Research Center as well as ensuring the provision of high-quality reference services to patrons. A native of Minnesota, he has a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology and a master’s degree in library and information studies from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Nate is a member of the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of College and Research Libraries division (ACRL), and the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS).
Nate is represented by Myers Literary Management
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