“My greatest wish – other than salvation – was to have a book”
Life Of Pi
“If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking”
Stay With Me
“I am old. That is the first thing to tell you. The thing you are least likely to believe. If you saw me you would probably think I was about forty, but you would be very wrong.”
How to Stop Time
“So there I lie on the plateau, under me the central core of fire from which was thrust this grumbling grinding mass of plutonic rock”
The Living Mountain
“Tattooing in prison is like trying to sew fine stitches with a knitting needle. It’s the essence of prison ingenuity – that so much can be done with so little.”
The Graybar Hotel
“Burning is an art”
The Book of Joan
Lily Vanilli's Sweet Tooth
There Are Little Kingdoms
The Last Holiday
What Happened, Miss Simone?
The Rules of the Game
How Not To Be a Boy
“You think you’ve got something radical to say and then two princes of the realm go and agree with you. Terrific. Thanks, lads. I’ve never claimed to have much street cred but this is the limit.”
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The Lost Time Accidents
“I enjoyed this book enormously, even as I worried about its brave but vulnerable author, struggling to reach the good life for which her parents once went in search.”
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Huge congratulations to @ayobamiadebayo and @canongatebooks for making the 2017 #BaileysPrize shortlist!
• 11 Apr 2017
My autobiography ‘Little Me’ is in all good book shops from Oct 3rd and available now for pre-order
• 5 Apr 2017
Watch The Garden of Readin’s review of The Bones of Grace
Mohamedou Ould Slahi
One man’s account of rendition, torture and detention without charge at the hands of the US
Visit the Guantánamo Diary website
Jeffrey Tambor, reading from David Eagleman’s Sum, via Radiolab.
‘My life as a writer was a quiet thing…’ – Yann Martel on winning the Man Booker Prize
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I only deconstruct masculinity for comic & political effect via my childhood once every 44 years so don’t miss it.
• 10 Mar 2017
Watch the Guardian’s exclusive animated documentary about Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s memoir, Guantánamo Diary.