It is an American author, Bill Pearl, who lives in Palm Beach County, Florida, that the Chartrain Pascal Le Rest, director of collections at L’Harmattan and initiator of the Rencontres du social de Chartres, receives today. , at the Esperluète bookstore, to talk about his new book,
Mission to Paris 1990
, published in French by L’Harmattan.
“Bill Pearl comes to Paris two months a year, he’s a novelist and poet. He recently retired from his position as chairman of Pearl Properties, a real estate holding company. Previously, he was president of Pearl Broadcasting, owner of the WNGS-FM radio station in Florida, ”emphasizes Pascal Le Rest.
The American author had already written
Burning hearts, Paris 1968
, released in May 2018, a novel that was inspired by his student life in Paris in 1968. He attended American University in Paris, Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and George Washington University in Washington DC.
Former speechwriter with the Administrator, Federal Energy Administration (FEA) of Washington DC from 1975 to 1977, Bill Pearl wrote the “Energy Sense” column for 800 weeklies in the United States for former FEA Trustees John C. Sawhill and Frank Zarb.
Meet today, between 5 and 7 p.m., at the L’Esperluète bookstore, rue Noël-Ballay. Free entry.