13 Feb 2016

Yann Martel: philosophy, spirituality and a chimpanzee

From Saturday Morning, 9:05 am on 13 February 2016
Yann Martel

Yann Martel Photo: Emma Love

Yann Martel's novel Life of Pi won the 2002 Man Booker Prize, spent more than a year on international bestseller lists, and was adapted into an Oscar-winning film. It made the Canadian author rich and famous.

His other books include Self, Beatrice and Virgil, and 101 Letters to a Prime Minister (the reading list mentioned is here).

In his new novel The High Mountains of Portugal, Martel returns to the theme of faith. He tells Kim Hill "the zoological and the theological go together nicely”: