Yann Martel

Life of Pi
Why Writing Matters, Why Reading Matters
Thursday, February 13, 2014 (6:00pm)

All Keynote Speaker Sessions are bi-lingual, included in each Conference Package, and are available for Single Ticket purchase.

Yann Martel San Miguel Writers' Conference 2014At a time when the arts are increasingly marginalized, reduced to being mere entertainment, Yann Martel will speak about how the act of creating art and the act of receiving it are fundamental to human understanding and happiness.

Yann Martel is a Canadian writer. He is the author of a collection of short stories, a collection of letters to the Prime Minister of Canada, and of three novels, notably Life of Pi, which was an international bestseller and for which he won the 2002 Man Booker Prize.

It was adapted to the screen by Ang Lee, garnering four Oscars in 2012.