An Evening With Yann Martel

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AN EVENING WITH YANN MARTEL

Yann Martel, author of 'Life of Pi', comes to Brisbane for one night only to discuss his latest novel 'The High Mountains of Portugal'.

In Libson in 1904, a young man named Tomas discovers an old journal. It hints at the existence of an extraordinary artifact that – if he can find it – would redefine history. Travelling in one of Europe’s earliest automobiles, he sets out in search of this strange treasure.

Yann's new novel is part quest, part ghost story, part contemporary fable, and offers a haunting exploration of great love and great loss. Filled with tenderness, humour and endless surprises, it takes the reader on a road trip through Portugal in the last century and through the human soul.

Don't miss Yann Martel, as he sits down with Griffith Review's Luke Stegemann, to discuss 'The High Mountains of Portugal'.

Presented by UPLIT in partnership with State Library of Queensland

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ABOUT YANN MARTEL

Yann Martel is the author of 'Life of Pi' which has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide, won the 2002 Man Booker (among many other prizes) and was adapted to the screen in an Oscar-winning film by Ang Lee.

Yann's most recent novel is the acclaimed 'The High Mountains of Portugal' and his earlier books include 'The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios' (which won the Journey Prize), 'Self', 'Beatrice and Virgil', and a book of recommended reading: '101 Letters to a Prime Minister'.

Born in Spain in 1963, Yann studied philosophy at Trent University, worked at odd jobs and travelled widely before turning to writing. He lives in Saskatoon with writer Alice Kuipers and their four children.

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AN EVENING WITH YANN MARTEL
When: Wed 31 August, 6.30pm
Where: Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland
Tickets: Full $35, Concession $32.50, BWF Member $30
Bookings and more info: uplit.com.au
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By: Brisbane Writers Festival