Yann Martel

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The week in theatre: The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage; Life of Pi; Measure for Measure
The familiar and the fantastic are as one in the Bridge’s Philip Pullman spectacular; more puppet magic powers Life of Pi; and a coolly convincing 70s Measure for Measure

Susannah Clapp

12, Dec, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Life of Pi review – the animals are the stars in this puppet-powered show
This stage version of Yann Martel’s novel is exquisitely designed but the wonder leaks away in flat-footed storytelling

Arifa Akbar

02, Dec, 2021 @11:00 PM

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‘The tiger seems to breathe’: Life of Pi comes alive in the West End
The pandemic-delayed staging of Yann Martel’s novel is finally arriving in London, and the star of the show is a mesmerising puppet

Mark Fisher

31, Oct, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Life of Pi review – Martel’s tall tale brought to astonishing life
Lolita Chakrabarti’s superbly acted adaptation of Yann Martel’s Booker-winner makes dazzling use of its interplay of illusions

Clare Brennan

14, Jul, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Life of Pi review – triumphant tiger burns bright in a stunning show
Transformative puppetry, design and direction, and a great human lead, make this adaptation of Yann Martel’s book unmissable

Mark Fisher

09, Jul, 2019 @9:56 AM

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Ariel Levy, Krissy Kneen, Cat Marnell – literary highlights for Australia in March
Shadowy cults, Paul Robeson-inspired travelogues, stories of rape and reconciliation, and a Booker prize winner are coming to bookstores this month

Lucy Clark, Stephanie Convery and Steph Harmon

18, Mar, 2017 @10:17 PM

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Edward Stanford travel writing awards unpack 2016 shortlists
Julian Barnes and Yann Martel lead race for fiction prize, while other categories honour children’s books, adventure, illustrated, food and innovation titles

Danuta Kean

06, Jan, 2017 @7:01 AM

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Top 10 unreliable narrators
From Edgar Allan Poe to Gillian Flynn, storytellers who cannot be trusted are great devices for writers, and a compelling challenge for readers

Sarah Pinborough

04, Jan, 2017 @12:20 PM

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Atwood and Martel among Canadian writers drawn into row over creative writing tutor's sacking
Margaret Atwood and Yann Martel among writers calling for investigation into dismissal of Steven Galloway – but critics say move could ‘silence’ abuse victims

Sian Cain

23, Nov, 2016 @12:18 PM

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Top 10 tigers in children's books
From Tyger to Tigger, Lizzy Stewart picks her top tigers in fiction, of all different shapes, sizes and stripes

Lizzy Stewart

23, Jun, 2016 @7:30 AM

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Yann Martel: ‘My children aren’t impressed that I won the Booker or that I wrote Life of Pi’
The mega-selling author on faith, animals and his new novel – and his insant rise from struggling writer to literary household name

Paul Laity

04, Mar, 2016 @3:00 PM

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The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel – review
The Life of Pi author reprises his animal theme with chimpanzees, but the result is laboured and half-hearted

Alice O'Keeffe

21, Feb, 2016 @11:00 AM

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