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Yann Martel

Christmas Stories

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

Yann Martel the author of Life of Pi is an expert on stories. He believes we need to make it a conscious practice to regularly reexamine the stories we tell ourselves which make sense of what happens to us.

52 Books, 52 Weeks, Week 13: A New Life for Pi

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 06.01.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

The book won me over from the first chapter and I was lost in Martel's imagination in a way I rarely am. I found it just as enjoyable on the re-read; not a perfect book, but one whose popularity, both critical and sales-wise, I perfectly understand.

LOOK: 'Life Of Pi' Themed Cupcake (Plus Recipe!)

Posted 04.23.2013 | Books

This is the first video in a new feature from HuffPost Books in association with Book Expo America's blog, Book Bliss. We're calling it Have Your (Cup...

Life of Pi Is Like a Sweet Dessert

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.26.2013 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Any film that can entertain you and challenge you at the same time is above average in every way.

What's The Word On 'Life Of Pi'?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.21.2012 | Entertainment

Two months after premiering at the New York Film Festival, Ang Lee's anticipated adaptation of "Life of Pi" is out in theaters. Much like the journali...

Movie Review: Life of Pi

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.21.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A fascinating fable about the meaning of both faith and fate, Life of Pi is a wonderfully visual telling of a Yann Martel's best-selling and award-winning novel.

Is Life of Pi More Than an Adventure Movie?

Caryn James | Posted 01.20.2013 | Entertainment
Caryn James

It's easy to see why Pi was such a solid choice for the New York Film Festival's opening night, though: It has impeccable artistic credentials, is easy-going and unchallenging. But it's not a film you fall in love with.

Lucas Kavner

Is Ang Lee The Most Diverse Director Of All Time? | Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.10.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- Ang Lee's best films begin with an initial calmness, a tranquility, which inevitably breaks open and gives way to desire and explosive emo...

Don't Believe the Hype

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.19.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The dividing lines have already been drawn -- and continue to be drawn -- about what should or shouldn't be among the year-end awards contenders. And the biggest line, of course, has to do with The Master.

Author Insults India, Is Asked To Apologize

Posted 10.11.2012 | Books

Yann Martel, the author of the hyped book-turned-blockbuster Life of Pi, called India a "horrible place" in a recent interview. "In some ways, Ind...

Boy Overboard With Tiger: Life of Pi Opens The New York Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.29.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

To mark the 50th anniversary of the prestigious New York Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center premiered Ang Lee's new movie, Life of Pi, based on Yann Martel's popular novel.

New Ang Lee Film Life of Pi, Based on Yann Martel's Book: Who Is Richard Parker?

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 11.19.2012 | Arts
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Rereading Life of Pi again, 11 years later, I was impressed again at the masterful storytelling and the boldness of the proposal made at the beginning of the book, "I have a story that will make you believe in God."

WATCH: 'Life Of Pi' Gets The Year's Most Gorgeous Trailer

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.25.2012 | Entertainment

The "Life of Pi" trailer has finally boarded its life boat. After 20th Century Fox debuted footage from Ang Lee's adaptation of Yann Martel's best-...

PHOTOS: 'Life Of Pi' The Movie

Posted 04.26.2012 | Books

"Life of Pi" was THE book of the mid-2000s. Written by Canadian author Yann Martel, the story of the Indian boy and a lifeboat filled with animals won...

What Is The Booker Prize, And Why Should You Care?

Posted 12.16.2011 | Books

On Tuesday, the latest winner of The Man Booker Prize will be announced. It's one of the most important literary prizes in the English language - but ...

Fifteen of This Millennium's Top Novels

Dave Astor | Posted 10.29.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

These aren't necessarily the best novels of the past 11 years, because there are acclaimed books I've yet to read.

'Life Of Pi' Movie Gets Unknown Actor As Lead

The Guardian | Ben Child | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A previously unknown Indian actor has won the lead role in Ang Lee's forthcoming big screen adaptation of the bestselling novel Life of Pi, by Yann Ma...

'Life Of Pi' In 3D?

Thompson on Hollywood | Anne Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Remember The Life of Pi? It's been seven years since Fox 2000's Elizabeth Gabler acquired the rights to Canadian Yann Martel's Booker prize-winning 20...

Yann Martel: 'Jewish People Don't Own The Holocaust'

The Guardian | Stephen Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Yann Martel has been critically savaged for writing about the Holocaust in his follow-up to Life of Pi. But, he says, artists have a right to tackle a...

Yann Martel Responds To Negative Reviews: 'I Don't Live Or Die By It'

National Post | Mark Medley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The review spread across Twitter like wildfire. On April 12 at 5:57 p.m. the noted literary blogger Edward Champion posted a link to his evisceration ...

The New York Times Gets It Wrong

Praveen Madan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Praveen Madan

Our view is that Beatrice and Virgil is a beautifully written, unconventional and intriguing book that should be read and discussed broadly. It would be a real shame for readers to summarily dismiss this book because it disappointed a few critics.

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Did you miss any of the big book reviews this weekend? Catch up with the highlights below. "Solar," Ian McEwan The New York Times There's little tha...

Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel: Surviving and Recording Evil

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Yann Martel's Beatrice and Virgil is a slim but potent exploration of the nature of survival in the face of evil.

Creativity, Creation and The Dubai Lit Fest

Hisham Wyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Hisham Wyne

The Lit Fest unites disparate people around books, literature and creativity in a city often accused by outsiders of being culturally deprived.

Yann Martel From Space | Vit Wagner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Seven years after winning the Booker Prize for Life of Pi, Yann Martel is only now putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to his international...