Matthew Pearl

“Matthew Pearl is the new shining star of literary fiction – a heady, inventive, and immensely gifted author. With intricate plots, classical themes, and erudite characters… What’s not to love?”

Dan Brown

“A writer of rare talents”

                                        Globe and Mail

“Pearl has proven himself a master”

                                        Library Journal

“If the past is indeed a foreign country, Matthew Pearl has your passport”

                                        New York Daily News

Biographical note

Matthew Pearl was born in 1975. He grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and graduated from Harvard University and Yale Law School. He has also been a literature and creative writing teacher at Harvard University and Emerson College, and has been a Visiting Lecturer in law and literature at Harvard Law School. Currently, he lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

List of works

1. ‘The Dante Club’ (2003)

2. ‘The Poe Shadow’ (2006)

3. ‘The Last Dickens’ (2009)

4. ‘The Technologists’ (2012)

Pearl wrote numerous articles on literature and culture for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe, as well as short fiction stories, essays, forewords, and scholarly works. Some of them are available HERE.


Matthew Pearl Online       






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