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Convention Countdown Week 3: Yann Martel

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Booker-Prize winning author Yann Martel, author of the new novel Beatrice and Virgil. Beatrice and Virgil is a fascinating novel that takes an unconventional approach to one of the most challenging subjects available to literature- the Holocaust.


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I had the privilege of speaking to Mr. Martel during the second leg of his American tour to promote the book, which has been widely, and variously, reviewed.


Text Publishing offers a roundup of some of the reviews that have come in, and an analysis of the controversy surrounding this most unusual book.


Martel won the Man Booker Prize in 2002 for Life of Pi. He is also the author of several other books as well as the blog What is Stephen Harper Reading, a document of his ongoing project to share his passion for literature with the Prime Minister of Canada.


The interview is approximately 30 minutes in length and is presented here in four parts.


Yann Martel Interview Part 1 of 4


Yann Martel Interview Part 2 of 4


Yann Martel Interview Part 3 of 4


Yann Martel Interview Part 4 of 4



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