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Yann Martel
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    (June 25, 1963- )
    Raised in Alaska, Costa Rica, France, Mexico and Canada
    Resides in Montreal, Quebec
    Best known for his novel ‘Life of Pi (2001)’
    Wrote ‘The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios (1993)’ and ‘Self (1996)’
    He was accused of plagiarizing the plot of ‘Life of Pi’ from an obscure Brazilian book.
    When confronted with the similarities, he said the other author was a 'lesser' writer than himself.
    He responded to a (hostile) interview question about the scandal by saying ‘Let me debunk your stupid questions and their many fatal misstatements.’
    He bashes Salman Rushdie and other writers he finds pretentious.
    He grew up rich.
    He says he spends a lot of time playing computer solitaire.
    One interviewer described him as effeminate.
    ‘Life of Pi’ became a best seller, despite being released on September 11, 2001.
    The book won the coveted Booker Prize for fiction.
    He does a lot of careful research for his novels.
    He is modest about his work.
    He enjoys pumpkin pie.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro

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