Mariane Pearl will be serving as our emcee for the 2015 Girls Write Now Awards and we could not be happier. Mariane is an award winning journalist and writer who works in French, English and Spanish. She is the managing editor of Chime for Change, a global journalism platform focusing on women and girls that launched on March 8th 2013 in partnership with the International Herald Tribune (global edition of The New York Times) and the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
We spoke with Mariane, last October, about the power of storytelling and the need to support women writers. She holds that “by giving girls their own voices, and not necessarily as victims, we also understand and slowly realize their unfathomable power to transform their own lives and that of others.”
Her first book, A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Daniel Pearl, won international praise and was translated into 15 languages; and, in 2007, it was released as a major feature movie starring Angelina Jolie in the role of Mariane Pearl. She has contributed to The New York Times, The Sunday Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Self Magazine, among others, and has been awarded the National Headliners Award for magazine writing, the Time Warner Women Award, the Woman of the Year Award, the White House Project Award, the AWRT (American Women in Radio and Television) Award, the Internews Award for Excellence in International Reporting, the Vital Voices Award, the El Mundo Editorial Award in Spain, and the Prix “Vérité” in France for excellence in nonfiction writing.
She is currently working on her third book, a family memoir set between Paris, New York City and Havana.
Girls’ ideas, wisdom and vision are a precious gift to those who listen. Girls Write Now showcases this by introducing us to a new generation of women writers.” —MARIANE PEARL
You’re invited to the 2015 Girls Write Now Awards! Help us honor Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Americanah and We Should All be Feminists), Juju Chang (Co-Anchor, ABC News Nightline) and Pamela Paul (Editor, The New York Times Book Review)) with emcee Mariane Pearl (Journalist and Managing Editor, Chime for Change) at Three Sixty° Tribeca on May 19. Purchase your tickets and reserve your spot – we hope to see you there!