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Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963 of Canadian parents. After studying philosophy at university, he worked at odd jobs and travelled before turning to writing. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed 2002 Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi, as well as the novel Self, the stories The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, and the collection of letters to the Prime Minister of Canada What is Stephen Harper Reading?. Yann Martel lives in Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Yann Martel

The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
The High Mountains of Portugal
Yann Martel
The long-awaited new novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of the worldwide phenomenon Life of Pi. Three stories. Three broken hearts. One exploration: what is a life without stories? The High Mountains of Portugal takes the reader on a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2016
The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
The High Mountains of Portugal
Yann Martel
The long-awaited new novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of the worldwide phenomenon Life of Pi. Three stories. Three broken hearts. One exploration: what is a life without stories? The High Mountains of Portugal takes the reader on a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/02/2016
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Life of Pi
Yann Martel
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2002. Pi’s family is moving their zoo when the boat sinks and 16-year old Pi is left afloat in a lifeboat with four animals that includes a tiger. Up to that point the book...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2012
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Life of Pi
Yann Martel
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2002. One boy, one boat, one tiger bobbing around on a lifeboat in the Pacific...and yet it's so much more than that. It really is even now nearly 10 years after it won the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/08/2011
Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel
Beatrice and Virgil
Yann Martel
One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011. July 2011 Book of the Month. This is an utterly beguiling, magical, fable-like story that uses the relationships between humans...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2011
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Life of Pi
Yann Martel
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2002. Pi’s family is moving their zoo when the boat sinks and 16-year old Pi is left afloat in a lifeboat with four animals that includes a tiger. Up to that point the book...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/07/2010
Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel
Beatrice and Virgil
Yann Martel
June 2010 Book of the Month. This is an utterly beguiling magical, fable-like story that uses the relationships between humans and animals to address much bigger themes including those about...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/06/2010
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Life of Pi
Yann Martel
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2002. Pi’s family is moving their zoo when the boat sinks and 16-year old Pi is left afloat in a lifeboat with four animals that includes a tiger. Up to that point the book...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2009
Life of Pi: Unabridged Audiobook by Yann Martel
Life of Pi: Unabridged Audiobook
Yann Martel
This is an unabridged audiobook title. Pi’s family is moving their zoo when the boat sinks and 16-year old Pi is left afloat in a lifeboat with four animals that includes a tiger. Up...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 01/06/2004
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Life of Pi
Yann Martel
January 2014 Guest Editor Jodi Picoult on The Life of Pi by Yann Martel. The story sounds like the beginning of a joke: a boy, a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a tiger floating on a lifeboat in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/05/2003

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