Widow of Journalist Daniel Pearl
Mariane Pearl is a versatile journalist and author who works in English, Spanish, and French. Her first book, A Mighty Heart, was first published in 2003. It recounts how Pearl was five months pregnant when her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, was kidnapped and brutally murdered by a militant Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan in 2002. Determined not to be broken, Pearl wrote a memoir celebrating the values of humanism and dignity while offering a detailed account of the investigation led in Pakistan to rescue her husband. The book won international praise and was translated into 15 languages. In 2007, it was released as a major motion picture starring Angelina Jolie as Pearl. Read More >
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