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Yann Martel, the son of diplomats, was born in Spain in 1963. He grew up in Costa Rica, France, Mexico, Alaska, and Canada and as an adult has spent time in Iran, Turkey, and India. After studying philosophy in college, he worked at various odd jobs until he began earning his living as a writer at the age of twenty-seven. He lives in Montreal.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc, Fiction, Human-animal relationships Fiction, Pacific Ocean Fiction, Storytelling Fiction, Teenage boys Fiction, Ocean travel Fiction, Zoo animals Fiction, Orphans Fiction, Tigers Fiction