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Yann Martel

Biography

Yann Martel

Yann Martel is the author of LIFE OF PI, the #1 international bestseller and winner of the 2002 Man Booker (among many other prizes). He is also the award-winning author of THE FACTS BEHIND THE HELSINKI ROCCAMATIOS (winner of the Journey Prize), SELF, BEATRICE & VIRGIL and 101 LETTERS TO A PRIME MINISTER. Born in Spain in 1963, Martel studied philosophy at Trent University, worked at odd jobs --- tree planter, dishwasher, security guard --- and traveled widely before turning to writing. He lives in Saskatoon, Canada, with the writer Alice Kuipers and their four children.

Yann Martel

Books by Yann Martel

by Yann Martel - Fantasy, Fiction

A young man experiences tremendous loss, and in his grief takes off on an adventure to re-discover an ancient artifact he believes will change the way we view the world. Years later, a pathologist with a fond love of mystery novels experiences a very strange mystery of his own. Fifty years after all these events have been set in motion, a senator finds that by rescuing a chimpanzee from a research facility, he reacquaints himself with a freedom he forgot he could experience. These three very different stories are all held together by the strings of love and loss.