Yann Martel

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Birthday
25, 1963
Birthplace
Salamanca, Spain
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
25, 1963 (age 56)
Birthplace
Salamanca, Spain

About

Man Booker Prize-winning Canadian author who is best known for his wildly successful novel, Life of Pi. His other published works include The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios (1993) and Self (1996).

Before Fame

He studied philosophy at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, and then spent thirteen months in India. He published his first work, Seven Stories, in 1993.

Trivia

His first language is French, but he writes in English.

Family Life

He was born in Spain to French Canadian parents; his father was Canadian diplomat Emile Martel. He married the writer Alice Kuipers.

Associated With

His novel, Life of Pi, was made into a film directed by Ang Lee.