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March 06, 2012

Author Matthew Pearl to Speak on New Novel Featuring MIT at the Philadelphia Free Library

      Novelist Matthew Pearl will be speaking at an event where he will discuss two of his books, including "The Technologists" -- a mystery novel centered around ingenious MIT students at the time of the Institute's founding. This is a Library event, which we are announcing because of its interest to MIT alums.

Mr. Pearl writes to tell us that: " 'The Technologists' is a historical novel about the first class at MIT--the class of 1868. In the story of my book, a small clique of these first students must band together to stop a technological threat to Boston."

"I am not an MIT affiliate or alum, but like many people around the world MIT always fascinated me and when I sat down to write my fourth novel this felt like the perfect topic. MIT has been very supportive, and the launch event for the novel [was] at the MIT Museum. I am also being interviewed for an upcoming issue of Technology Review."

Mr. Pearl's book has been celebrated by MIT, and there is an enthusiastic write-up on the MIT Web site's "Slice of MIT". More information and a book "trailer" can be found at: www.techthriller.com and on Mr. Pearl's Web site: www.matthewpearl.com." (book cover image courtesy of MIT).

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Philadelphia Free Library
         Central Library, Elkins Room
         1901 Vine Street
         Philadelphia, PA 19103
         Phone: 215-686-5322
         Library event page     Map & Directions

Cost: Free, but reservations are encouraged

Reservations: Via the Library Web site: http://bozpearl.eventbrite.com/

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For Questions: John Wilkens, e-mail: John@WilkensLink.net

Posted by webmaster at March 6, 2012 07:30 PM