88 Yann Martel Encore

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 10:30am
Studio 1398

In novel after novel, international bestselling author Yann Martel has refused to shy away from the big issues, the big subjects: the nature of faith in Life of Pi, or the meaning of the Holocaust in Beatrice and Virgil. Martel's latest novel, The High Mountains of Portugal, also tackles a big question: how does one solve the mystery of death? Jared Bland in the Globe and Mail has called High Mountains "...gleefully bizarre, genuinely thrilling and entirely heartbreaking." Join Martel as he tells the stories behind his books and why literature means so much to him.