2016 NEPCo Speaker
Matthew Pearl joins us to discuss his book, The Last Bookaneer, released in paperback this year.
When we discuss pirated books today, the threat is most often digital. But pirated books existed long before the internet, when IP theft often required travel to foreign lands. "Literary pirates" ventured abroad to secure copies of the latest works, and they were known as bookaneers (from "privateers"). Copyright was not recognized across borders, and the thieves reproduced the most popular titles with impunity.
"Yet on the eve of the twentieth century, a new international treaty is signed to protect authors and grind this literary underground to a sharp halt. The bookaneers, of course, would become extinct. In The Last Bookaneer, Matthew Pearl gives us a historical novel set inside the lost world of these doomed outlaws and the incredible heist that brought their era to a close." - Penguin Press
Author Matthew Pearl will speak during our main event, and he will join us for Q&A at The Burren. David Sandberg, owner of Porter Square Books, introduced us to Pearl and will moderate the dinner discussion.
Books will be available for purchase and signing at NEPCo. To purchase a book before the event, visit Porter Square Books. Show your support for a terrific independent bookstore and NEPCo partner!