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