This superb debut, hailed for its power, compassion and elegance, takes in the wide sweep of human experience. Yann Martel's short stories are moving, thought provoking and as inventive in form as they are timeless in content. They display the startling mix of dazzle and depth that have made him an international phenomenon.
Yann Martel was born in Spain but currently lives in Montreal. He is the hugely acclaimed author of Self, a novel, and of the story collection The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios. Yann's delight of a novel, Life of Pi, is his third book and was the winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. It was also shortlisted for the Governor General Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 2002.