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TAP@PBF: Keep Swimming

Karen Eva Carr and Bonnie Tsui discuss swimming and their latest books in this #PDXBookFest conversation with OPB’s Paul Marshall.

Portland Book Festival, presented by Bank of America, returns to downtown Portland on Saturday, November 5, 2022 with a full day of all-ages fun, including author panels, readings, an extensive book fair, kids’ activities, music, food trucks, and more. More info and passes here.

Tune in for this special podcast-only release of The Archive Project for 2022 Portland Book Festival. Karen Eva Carr (Shifting Currents: A World History of Swimming) and Bonnie Tsui (Why We Swim) in conversation, moderated by OPB’s Paul Marshall.


Karen Eva Carr is Associate Professor (Emerita) in the Department of History at Portland State University, and is the author of Vandals to Visigoths: Rural Settlement Patterns in Early Medieval Spain (2002).

Bonnie Tsui lives, swims, and surfs in the Bay Area. A longtime contributor to the New York Times and California Sunday Magazine, she has been the recipient of the Jane Rainie Opel Young Alumna Award from Harvard University, the Lowell Thomas Gold Award, and a National Press Foundation Fellowship. Her last book, American Chinatown: A People’s History of Five Neighborhoods, won the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller and Best of 2009 Notable Bay Area Books selection.

A native Oregonian and a lifelong resident of Portland, Paul Marshall was first introduced to OPB by watching PBS Kids and “PBS Newshour” as a youth. Prior to OPB, he worked as a sportswriter covering sports in the Atlanta University Consortium. He also worked as a sportscaster, show host and producer for KWVA Eugene 88.1 FM’s Sports Department. In addition to his work in radio, Paul writes as a freelance journalist, covering events like the Portland Pro-Am Basketball League and profiling the Scarlett Brothers. His work has been published in the Portland Observer and the Catholic Sentinel. He’s also worked as a PA announcer for Portland Community College.