Matthew Pearl Visits Uruguay Author of best selling novel The
Dante Club offered open talk on fiction writing and met with
Posted: October 26, 2005
(Updated: October 28, 2005)
Pearl, author of the bestseller The Dante Club,
visited Uruguay October 27-28, under Department of State’s
U.S. Speaker Program.
During his visit, Pearl met with Uruguayan
writers and journalists, and offered an open talk for the
general public on the challenges of entering the writing
market. The renowned author also gave presentations to teaching
staff at the University of Montevideo and the Binational
Matthew Pearl graduated from Harvard University
summa cum laude in English and American Literature in 1997.
He won the prestigious Dante Prize from the Dante Society
of America for his scholarly work. He wrote the first draft
of The Dante Club while attending Yale Law School, where
he received his J. D. in 2000. He has served as a Teaching
Fellow for Harvard literature courses and a creative writing
tutor, and currently teaches as an adjunct professor at
Emerson College. The Dante Club is his first novel and,
after having sold over one million copies in the U.S., has
been translated into over 30 languages around the world.
Matthew Pearl poses next to a display of Spanish
language copies of his novel The Dante Club
during his visit to Montevideo, October 27,
2005. The bestseller has been translated into
over 30 languages.
Matthew examines a Spanish version of his book The Dante Club as he arrives at the Binational Center's Teatro Alianza in Montevideo where he offered an open talk to the general public on writing fiction in an international market.
Pearl offering an open talk at the Binational
Center's Teatro Alianza, October 27, 2005. The
panel included, to his right, Uruguayan writer
Fernando Loustaunau, and to his left, columnist
Ruben Loza and U.S. Chargé D'Affaires James