Yann Martel

Yann Martel is a Canadian author best known for his novel 'Life of Pi,' which won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2002. The book was later adapted into a highly successful film directed by Ang Lee. Martel's work often explores themes of spirituality, truth, and the human condition through allegory and storytelling. He has published several other novels and short stories, and his writing is celebrated for its rich imagination and philosophical depth.


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  1. 1. Life of Pi

    A young Indian boy named Pi Patel survives a shipwreck and finds himself adrift in the Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Over the course of 227 days, Pi uses his knowledge of animal behavior and survival skills to coexist with the tiger, ultimately leading to an unusual and deeply spiritual journey. The story explores themes of faith, survival, and the interpretation of reality.

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