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 rediscover 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.