A conversation with Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi and The High Mountains of Portugal, hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Yann Martel became an international figure with the publication of his novel, Life of Pi, and the subsequent award-winning film by director Ang Lee. His follow-up novel, Beatrice and Virgil, hit the best seller lists in 2010. Yann Martel’s latest novel, The High Mountains of Portugal, consists of three sections, set in three different time periods, and is a philosophical investigation into the natue of faith. This interview was recorded on February 9th, 2016. A shorter version has been edited for the Bookwaves radio program.
In this 43-minute interview, Canadian author Yann Martel discusses the themes in his works, particularly in his latest book, the film version of Life of Pi, and his strange correspondence with Stephen Harper, the former Prime Minister of Canada.