Life of Pi

Written byYann Martel

Published in

About "Life of Pi"

Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001. The protagonist, Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, a Tamil boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. He survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.


Genres
  • Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Classics
  • Adventure
  • Contemporary
  • Novels
  • Literature
  • Magical Realism
  • India
  • Philosophy
awards
  • Booker Prize (2002)
  • Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize Nominee for Comic Fiction (2003)
  • Exclusive Books Boeke Prize (2003)
  • Governor General's Literary Awards / Prix littéraires du Gouverneur général Nominee for Fiction (2001)
  • Lincoln Award Nominee (2005)
  • Deutscher Bücherpreis for Belletristik (2004)
  • CBC Canada Reads Nominee (2003)
  • Luisterboek Award Nominee (2015)
  • QWF (Quebec Writer's Federation) Award for Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction (2001)
  • Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature for Adult Fiction (2003)
ISBN9780770430078pages460publisherSeal Booksseriessettings
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Pondicherry (India)
  • Toront
  • ntario (Canada)
  • Tomatlan (Mexico)
Go back