Yann Martel

Movie review: Life of Pi

Life of Pi is one of the most cinematically stunning movies ever made. Photo: 20th Century Fox

Life of Pi is a best-selling and award-winning novel by Canadian author Yann Martel. The story revolves around an Indian boy named Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel who finds himself stranded in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Scribe takes slow boat to next novel

The obvious first question for Yann Martel: Is it writer's block?

9 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Book fest reads from booker script

After wooing last year's Man Booker prizewinner and the sponsor of the prestigious literary award, organisers of the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2004 have convinced a Booker judge to visit the city.

5 Dec 2003 - 12:00am


The South China Morning Post presents an evening with the leading figures of this year's Hong Kong International Literary Festival. Booker Prize-winner Yann Martel (above right) and Rani Manicka share their words and thoughts. John Lanchester withdrew due to illness, but there may still be a third guest.

19 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Magical meditation on life

Life Of Pi

by Yann Martel

Canongate $202

A TEENAGER AND a tiger at sea on a lifeboat sounds like the set-up for a joke. But it's a cartoon image that Yann Martel has gracefully extended into a strange, mostly serious, tale of survival.

19 Oct 2002 - 12:00am