Born in Paris to a Cuban mother and Dutch Jewish father, Mariane Pearl is an award-winning journalist and writer who works in English, French and Spanish. Currently based in Barcelona, she is a contributor to The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Sunday Times, Conde Nast Traveler and Self Magazine, among others. Also a prolific public speaker, she gives workshops around the world and, as founder of both Women Bylines and Chime for Change, has produced hundreds of stories from more than 45 countries, including Mexico.
Her memoir A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Daniel Pearl, first published in 2003, was translated into 16 languages and was made into as a major feature starring Angelina Jolie in the role of Mariane Pearl.
After publishing In Search of Hope, which profiled sixteen extraordinary women in as many countries, she is currently at work on a novel closely based on her family story, set in Paris, New York City and Havana.