Matthew Pearl is the award-winning author of the novels The Dante Club, The Poe Shadow, The Last Dickens and The Technologists. His next novel, The Last Bookaneer will be published in the US on April 28, 2015. His books have been New York Times bestsellers and international bestsellers translated into more than 30 languages. His nonfiction writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, and The Atavist, which published the longform nonfiction narrative, Company Eight. He has been heard on shows including NPR's "All Things Considered" and "Weekend Edition Sunday," and his books have been featured on Good Morning America and CBS Sunday Morning.

Matthew Pearl grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School. He has also taught literature and creative writing at Harvard University and Emerson College, and has been a Visiting Lecturer in law and literature at Harvard Law School. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution groups Pearl with Jonathan Franzen and Richard Powers as adding to "the growing genre of novel being written nowadays -- the learned, challenging kind that does not condescend." Globe and Mail declares him "a writer of rare talents," Library Journal says "Pearl has proven himself a master," and the New York Daily News raves "if the past is indeed a foreign country, Matthew Pearl has your passport." Pearl has been named one of The Next Big Things by Details Magazine and was chosen Best Author for Boston Magazine's 2013 Best of Boston. He received the 2013 Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction. Please explore the website to learn more.

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