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Mariane Pearl

Journalist & Author, Widow of Daniel Pearl

Mariane was five months pregnant when her husband, The Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and brutally murdered by a militant Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan in 2002. Her world changed forever but determined not to be broken; Mariane 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 has been adapted into a movie directed by Brad Pitt, in which Angelina Jolie plays the role of Mariane.

"A versatile journalist and author"

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In detail

Mariane contributes to many publications such as The New York Times, The Sunday Times, the Conde Nast traveller, Self Magazine and others. She also works for broadcast media reporting and producing documentaries. She is currently writing her third book and working on a documentary on resilience. She has received numerous awards and honours for her work including the Women of the Year award, the Internews award for excellence in international reporting and the Prix "Vérité" for excellence in non-fiction writing.

What she offers you

Intelligent and articulate, Mariane reveals the resilient spirit that has guided her through her darkest days. Although she firmly believes in pursuing justice, she displays a unique strength as she continues living and valuing life, something her husband would have wanted her to do.

How she presents

With a vision that transcends religion, race, and nationality, Mariane is a living example that hope always wins out over despair. In her relaxed manner Mariane will capture your every thought with her sad, yet spell binding and inspiring story.


She presents in English, Spanish and French.

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  • A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl
  • Fighting Violence: Open Up a Dialogue


  • 2007
    In Search of Hope
  • 2003
    A Mighty Heart

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