Author Yann Martel at Changing Hands Bookstore

On Friday March 4th, at 7 p.m., author Yann Martel will be reading at Changing Hands Bookstore from his latest book Beatrice and Virgil.

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

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4 thoughts on “Author Yann Martel at Changing Hands Bookstore

  • February 18, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    OMG. This is one of my favorite books! I’m freaking out a little bit. OMG.

  • February 22, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    I’ve heard so much about Life of Pi and it’s definitely on my bucket list for reading. I hope I can make it to the event!

  • February 23, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Wow, that would be such an honor to meet the author of Life of Pi. I wonder how he feels about the whole phenomenon that his book inspired a few years ago. I didn’t know anyone who hadn’t read it.

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