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About Yann Martel
Yann Martel is a Spanish-Canadian author known for his award-winning and bestselling novel Life of Pi, which sold millions of copies all over the world and was adapted into the 2012 Golden GlobeAward-winning film Life of Pi. His other popular novels include 1996's Self and 2010's Beatrice and Virgil.
He was born to Émile Martel and Nicole Perron. He and British writer Alice Kuipers have four children together.
He won the 2002 Man Booker Prize for his novel Life of Pi. The book also won him several other major awards, including the Hugh MacLenna in 2001 and The Boeke Prize in 2003.
Before finding success as a writer, he did a number of odd jobs, including that of a parking lot guide and a security guard.
Despite his mother tongue being French, he writes in English.
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Famous quotes by Yann Martel
Cinema is visually powerful, it is a complete experience, reaches a different audience. It's something I really like. I like movies.Yann Martel
Every book I've written has been a different attempt to understand something, and the success or failure of the previous one is irrelevant. I write the book I want.Yann Martel
Fanatics do not have faith - they have belief. With faith you let go. You trust. Whereas with belief you cling.Yann Martel
How do you live with evil? Art is traditionally - certainly with my secular background - the answer, but art is very self-referential, whereas religion claims to go beyond the bounds of human existence.Yann Martel
I find that movies tend to fix the aesthetics of a story in people's minds.Yann Martel
I love Canada. It's a wonderful political act of faith that exists atop a breathtakingly beautiful land.Yann Martel
I'm still learning my craft.Yann Martel
If I didn't have children, I think my life would be a failure.Yann Martel
Reality is how we interpret it. Imagination and volition play a part in that interpretation. Which means that all reality is to some extent a fiction.Yann Martel
Yann Martel's Popularity
Yann Martel is a famous Spanish-Canadian novelist, who was born on June 25, 1963. As a person born on this date, Yann Martel is listed in our database as the 18th most popular celebrity for the day (June 25) and the 31st most popular for the year (1963).
People born on June 25 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. Yann Martel is the 400th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Yann Martel's birthday, Yann Martel is the 1st most famous Spanish-Canadian and ranks 1st in famous people born in Salamanca, Spain.
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