Awards & Winners

Yann Martel

Date of Birth 25-June-1963
Place of Birth Salamanca
(Spain, Province of Salamanca)
Nationality Canada
Profession Novelist, Author
Yann Martel is a Canadian author best known for the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi. He has won a number of literary prizes, including the 2001 Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and the 2001-2003 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. He is also the first Canadian to represent the Washington Arts Commission. Although his first language is French, Yann Martel writes in English: "English is the language in which I best express the subtlety of life. But I must say that French is the language closest to my heart. And for this same reason, English gives me a sufficient distance to write."

Awards by Yann Martel

Check all the awards nominated and won by Yann Martel.


Man Booker Prize
Honored for : Life of Pi

Nominations 2002 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Man Booker Prize Life of Pi


Nominations 2001 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Governor General's Award for English-language fiction Life of Pi