A brief biography of Martel from The Canadian Encyclopedia.
In case you want to study Religion like your hero Pi.
In case you want to study Zoology like your hero Pi.
Tobey Maguire as Pi? Yes, please.
The definitive and controversial essay by Yann Martel.
Things get tense in this Guardian Q&A with Yann Martel.
Yann Martel reveals why he chose the title.
A 2002 NewsHour interview with Yann Martel.
Excellent review by the eminent James Wood in the London Review of Books.
Zen koans, Kierkegaard, Einstein – it's all here in the PopMatters review of the novel.
The plagiarism controversy. Includes some details on Moacyr Scliar's 1981 novel.
A 2007 article on three men who claim to have survived 289 days stranded at sea (that's longer than Pi!). Here's the tagline for the story: "They claim to have survived for 289 days at sea, but, four months on, the awe-inspiring tale of the Mexican fishermen looks less like a miracle and more like an elaborate hoax." Check out how this story brings religion into the mix. What would Pi think?
Wide-ranging interview. Very stylish.
Generous interview in three parts.
Yann Martel reads from Life of Pi and discusses the book at the 2003 Prague Writers' Festival. Six clips.
Terrific, illuminating interview with Martel on Life of Pi.
Some jaunty intro music. From the Prague Writers' Festival.
Eleven illustrations from Tomislav Torjanac's collaboration with Yann Martel.
On the shore in Pondicherry.
Nifty things, those solar stills.
And we thought it was a heavy, iron thing...