Matthew Pearl's 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 and Slate.com. 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 named one of The Next Big Things by Details Magazine and was chosen Best Author for Boston Magazine's 2013 Best of Boston. He received the 2013 Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction.