Matthew Pearl

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Matthew Pearl's latest novel is The Dante Chamber of which Booklist says: "Pearl again does a stunning job of transforming Dante into brilliantly staged crime fiction." His novels have been international and New York Times bestsellers translated into more than 30 languages. His nonfiction writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, The Atavist Magazine, and Slate. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Matthew's books are part of "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 calls Matthew "the reigning king of popular literary historical thrillers," and the New York Daily News raves "if the past is indeed a foreign country, Matthew Pearl has your passport." Matthew has been chosen Best Author for Boston Magazine's Best of Boston and received the Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction. The Strand Magazine, famous as the original publishers of the Sherlock Holmes stories, writes of Matthew's influence: "It’s not every day that a novel comes along that has the power to reinvigorate and influence an entire genre, and become a timeless classic along the way. In the world of historical mysteries, only a handful of authors have managed to pull that off—Umberto Eco with The Name of The Rose, Matthew Pearl with The Dante Club, Erik Larson with The Devil in the White City, and ...Caleb Carr [with The Alienist]."

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Meet Matthew in person at one of these upcoming events. Psst: I talk more than I read at these. Bring friends and enemies.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Porter Square Books
25 White St. Cambridge, MA
The Dante Chamber launch!

Saturday, June 9, 10:00AM @ Jones College Prep
Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest with author Charles Finch
700 South State Street, 3rd Floor Library, Chicago, IL

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 7:00 PM @ The Bookmark
220 1 st St. Neptune Beach, FL

Friday, June 15, 2018, 1:30 PM @ Broward County Library (Stirling Road Branch)
3151 Stirling Road Hollywood, FL 33312
Diane and Barry Wilen Jewish Book Festival/reserve tickets by calling 954-434-0499, ext. 336

Friday, June 15, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Books & Books Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables, FL

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Octavia Books
513 Octavia St. New Orleans, LA

Monday, June 18, 2018, 6:30 PM @ Murder by the Book
2342 Bissonnet St. Houston, TX

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Bookpeople
603 N. Lamar Rd. Austin, TX

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 7:00 PM @ The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N. Goldwater Blvd., Ste 101 Scottsdale, AZ

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Belmont Books
79 Leonard St. Belmont, MA

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 6:30 PM @ Buttonwood Books with author Jenna Blum
747 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy Cohasset, MA

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