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Yann Martel

Canadian author best known for the book Life of Pi

1963   -  

country of citizenship: Canada
language of expression: French, English
educated at: Trent University
occupation: writer, novelist, screenwriter, prosaist
award received: Booker Prize, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature
influenced by: Alphonse Daudet

Yann Martel (born 25 June 1963) is a Spanish-born Canadian author of French Canadian descent best known for the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi, an international bestseller published in more than 50 territories. It has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide and spent more than a year on the bestseller lists of the New York Times and The Globe and Mail, among many other best-selling lists. It was adapted for a film directed by Ang Lee, garnering four Oscars including Best Director and winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score.Martel is also the author of the novels The High Mountains of Portugal, Beatrice and Virgil, and Self, the collection of stories The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, and a collection of letters to Canada's Prime Minister 101 Letters to a Prime Minister. He has won a number of literary prizes, including the 2001 Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and the 2002 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature.Martel lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with writer Alice Kuipers and their four children. His first language is French, but he writes in English.
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Life of Pi

novel by Yann Martel

author: Yann Martel
illustrator: Tomislav Torjanac


Beatrice and Virgil

book by Yann Martel

author: Yann Martel



book by Yann Martel

author: Yann Martel


The High Mountains of Portugal

book by Yann Martel

author: Yann Martel


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