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NATE PEDERSEN is a librarian, historian, and writer 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.


Nate is the Collection Development and Merchandising Librarian Supervisor with Hillsboro Public Library in the Portland metropolitan area. Previously, he was the Silverstone Branch Manager with Meridian Library District, an IMLS award-winning district in one of the fastest growing cities in America and, before that, a Community Librarian with Deschutes Public Library in Bend, Oregon. He also serve 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:

Nate lives in Portland.  His wife is April Genevieve Tucholke. His interests include reading, running, dogs, birds, farms, old trees, 19th century living history, ancient trackways in Britain, Irish folk music, and 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