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Martel signs multi-million deal for Life of Pi follow-up
Life of Pi is a Canadian fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in The protagonist is Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, an Indian Tamil boy from Pondicherry who explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. He survives days after a shipwreck while stranded on a lifeboat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. The novel has sold more than ten million copies worldwide. The novel begins with a note from the author, which is an integral part of it.
Yann Martel born 25 June is a Spanish-born Canadian author best known for the Man Booker Prize -winning novel Life of Pi ,     a 1 international bestseller published in more than 50 territories. - Yann Martel is on a roll. His seven-year-old Booker prize-winning novel Life of Pi has soared back into the bestseller charts, he has just signed a multi-million dollar book deal for his first new novel since the story of a boy and a tiger sharing a lifeboat was published to huge acclaim in — and he's had a baby.
It relates the story of an encounter between a famous writer and a taxidermist who is writing a play that features dialogue between a donkey and a monkey, both imprinted on a shirt. Martel, 46, said in a telephone interview from his home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. In paperback it sold nearly two million copies. But Jackie Kaiser, Mr. Kaiser submitted the manuscript to editors at a handful of large New York publishing houses. But according to Mr. View all New York Times newsletters.