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Yann Martel
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The award-winning author of four previous books, the most recent of which is What Is Stephen Harper Reading?, Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963. He studied philosophy at Trent University, worked at odd jobs - tree planter, dishwasher, security guard - and travelled widely before turning to writing. He was awarded the Journey Prize for the title story in The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios. His second novel, Life of Pi, won the 2002 Man Booker, among other prizes.

Yann Martel lives in Saskatoon with the writer Alice Kuipers and their son.

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Beatrice and Virgil
A Novel
Written by Yann Martel


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: February 22, 2011
Price: $16.00

From the award-winning, bestselling author of Life of Pi comes another ingenious, provocative, and mesmerizing novel that explores big questions about humanity—about who we are and what we are capable of doing in order to survive.

Fate can take many forms. For Henry, it arrives in an envelope from a stranger containing... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

Beatrice and Virgil
A Novel
Written by Yann Martel


Format: eBook
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: April 13, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.

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Life of Pi

Written by Yann Martel


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Random House Large Print
On Sale: April 13, 2010
Price: $20.00

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