Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963. After majoring in philosophy, he worked odd jobs and traveled before turning to writing at the age of twenty-six. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed 2002 Man Booker Prize-winning bestseller, Life of Pi . He currently lives in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963. After majoring in philosophy, he worked odd jobs and traveled before turning to writing at the age of twenty-six. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed 2002 Man Booker Prize-winning bestseller, Life of Pi . He currently lives in Saskatchewan, Canada. See less
The following is a personality profile of Yann Martel based on his work.
Yann Martel is heartfelt.
He is laid-back, he appreciates a relaxed pace in life. He is calm-seeking as well: he prefers activities that are quiet, calm, and safe. But, Yann Martel is also empathetic: he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them.
More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for discovery.
Considers helping others to guide a large part of what he does: he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him. He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done.
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