Yann Martel is the author of The New York Times best selling book Life of Pi. In 2002, Martel was the recipient of the Mann Booker Prize for Life of Pi. He was also shortlisted for the 2001 Governor General’s Award for Fiction and was Winner of the 2001-2003 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature.
His new book, Beatrice and Virgil, is an allegorical tale of representations of the Holocaust. The book follows novelist Henry as he receives a script for a play. He traces the play back to a taxidermist who introduces him to the play’s protagonists, a donkey and a monkey, named Beatrice and Virgil.
For more information about Yann Martel you can visit his author page at http://www.randomhouse.ca/newface/martel.php.