Author Interview: Yann MartelSaturday, March 19, 2011
- In your novel, The Life of Pi, the main characters are represented by people and animals. What animal would represent you and why?
To answer your question, I'd be happy to be represented by a sloth. As I say in the novel, it strikes me as a meditative monk of an animal, quietly pondering the wonder and mystery of life as it hangs from its branch.
- As a class, we've read A Modest Proposal, Their Eyes Were Watching God, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Animal Farm from the recommendations you made for Stephen Harper. We're leaving for college in August, and we have the summer before to expand our literary and intellectual repertoire. What books do you recommend we read this summer?
- What has been influential to your writing career?
I hope you enjoyed this interview with Yann Martel? Want more of his literary genius? You can find him HERE. But don't forget to check out Nora's screaming-fan moment about Life of Pi.