Wednesday, October 23, 2002

Life of Pi Wins 2002 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

On October 22, 2002, Canadian author Yann Martel's second novel, Life of Pi (Harcourt), was named the winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Martel's fable is about a boy stranded at sea with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra, and a Bengal tiger.

The Man Booker Prize is awarded to the best full-length novel written in English by a citizen of the British Commonwealth or Ireland. The winner was announced at an awards dinner in the Great Court of the British Museum, London, and was televised live on BBC Two and BBC Four.

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