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Yann Martel

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Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963 of peripatetic Canadian parents. He grew up in Alaska, British Columbia, Costa Rica, France, Ontario and Mexico, and has continued travelling as an adult, spending time in Iran, Turkey and India. Martel’s books include The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamtios, a collection of short stories; and the novels Self and Life of Pi. He studied philosophy at Trent University. He won the 2002 Man Booker Prize for Life of Pi.

Books by Yann Martel

Pi L'Histoire de Pi

9780676973761 Life of Pi

2892612276.01.lzzzzzzz Self (French translation)

9780394281773 Self



June 25, 1963

Salamanca, Spain