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Yann Martel Responds to Negative Reviews

Thursday, May 06, 2010 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Yann Martel responds to negative reviews of his Holocaust novel Beatrice and Virgil:

I imagine Shakespeare hated getting negative reviews, and you know, there’s always going to be somebody who doesn’t like what you do, always, no matter, you know, Tolstoy, Shakespeare, Dante, I’m sure there are people who told them their stuff sucks. It hurts. You know, you give everything to art, as I said, we are story animals, so when your story is rejected, it hits you right here.

View the video and full transcript here.



Holocaust Novel Coming Soon from Author of Life of Pie

Monday, July 20, 2009 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Life of Pi author Yann Martel just sold the rights to his third book to Spiegel & Grau. The new book is an allegory about the Holocaust — involving animals. Read Jewcy’s post on the new book here. Read The New York Times article about the book here.