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Matthew Pearl Visits Uruguay

Author of best selling novel The Dante Club offered open talk on fiction writing and met with colleagues

Posted: October 26, 2005 (Updated: October 28, 2005)

Matthew 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 Center Alianza.

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.

For further information on Mr Pearl and his book please check www.thedanteclub.com

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Author 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. (U.S. Embassy photo byVince Alongi)
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Author 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. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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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.


Matthew 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 Nealon. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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Matthew 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 Nealon.

Following the conference at the Alianza Theater, author Matthew Pearl signed copies of his novel The Dante Club. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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Following the conference at the Alianza Theater, author Matthew Pearl signed copies of his novel The Dante Club.
 
 


In the lobby of the Binational Center's Teatro Alianza, from left to right, columnist Ruben Loza, Matthew Pearl, writer Fernando Loustaunau, and U.S. Chargé D'Affaires James Nealon. (U.S. Embassy photo by Alongi)
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In the lobby of the Binational Center's Teatro Alianza, from left to right, columnist Ruben Loza, Matthew Pearl, writer Fernando Loustaunau, and U.S. Chargé D'Affaires James Nealon.

Teaching staff at the University of Montevideo attending Matthew Pearl's presentation on creative writing, October 27, 2005. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
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Teaching staff at the University of Montevideo attending Matthew Pearl's presentation on creative writing, October 27, 2005.
 



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