Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963. His father is a well-known Quebec poet, Emile Martel, who won Canada’s Governor General’s Award for French Poetry in 1994. As a child, he traveled extensively with his parents, who were diplomats, and continues to travel. He studied philosophy at Trent University and then did various odd jobs before turning to writing. Life of Pi won the Man Booker prize and was translated into French by his parents.
Booker winner in plagiarism row
Yann Martel hears from Harper — finally
1993 Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios
2002 Life of Pi
2004 We Ate The Children Last
2009 What is Stephen Harper Reading?
2100 Beatrice & Virgil
2102 101 Letters to a Prime Minister: The Complete Letters to Stephen Harper
2016 High Mountains of Portugal
2023 Son of Nobody,