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He attended Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario from 1979 until his graduation two years later. He continued on and studied philosophy at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. While beginning his writing career, Martel took various jobs such as tree planting, dish washing, and working as a security guard.
He has been living off his writing since the age of 27. Yann Martel currently lives in Montreal. In addition to writing, he practices yoga and volunteers at a palliative care unit.
As an adult, Martel has traveled to Iran, Turkey and India. To write Life of Pi, he spent six months in India visiting zoos, temples, mosques, and churches. He interviewed the director of the Trivandrum Zoo. To create his main character, Pi, Martel immersed himself in the Indian culture. He then returned to Canada to research Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam, as well as animal psychology and disaster/castaway stories. The subsequent writing of Life of Pi took two more years.
Works by Yann Martel include:
The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatio (short stories,
Self (novel, 1996)
Life of Pi (novel, 2001)
Life of Pi won the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction 2001, the
Man Booker Prize 2002, CBC Radioís Canada Reads competition 2003, and
the French version won the 2004 Le Combat de Livres.
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