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Raise a Toast to Yann Martel
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Raise a Toast to Yann Martel

Post by: Kabita


Canadian author, Yann Martel celebrated his birthday last week on June 25. Synonymous with his award winning and unique masterpiece, The Life of Pi, his other works include Seven Stories, The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, Self, We ate the Children Last, and Beatrice and Virgil among other writings. He was born in Salamanca in Spain. He grew up in Costa Rica, France, Canada and Mexico. As an adult, he lived in India, Turkey and Iran. Today, he lives in Saskatoon in Canada.

Martel has been the recipient of awards including Man Booker Prize, Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and Journey Prize. 

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