Dan Pearlman got his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Columbia University and went on to become an Ezra Pound specialist, publishing The Barb of Time: On the Unity of Ezra Pound's Cantos with Oxford University Press. From 1971 to 1974, Pearlman lived in Spain, where he wrote a couple of novels. Afterwards, he returned to academic life, and since 1980, Pearlman has been a professor of English at the University of Rhode Island with teaching specialties in creative writing and modern American poetry.
Pearlman’s ironical/fantastical stories and novellas began appearing in 1988 in magazines and anthologies such as Amazing Stories, The Silver Web, New England Review, Quarterly West, Semiotext(e) SF, Synergy, Simulations.
His books of fiction to date are The Final Dream & Other Fictions (Permeable Press, 1995), Black Flames (White Pine Press, 1997), and Brain & Breakfast (Sam’s Dot Publishing, 2011).
Two new collections of his short fictions are now in preparation. Pearlman’s work has received outstanding reviews in periodicals such as Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and the Washington Post.