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Yann Martel talks to Jonathan Heawood

Beatrice and Virgil

Hay Festival 2010 , 
The spirit of his Booker-winning Life of Pi resonates in this new novel, launched at Hay, which takes us on an imaginative odyssey in the company of a donkey and a howler monkey. Martel asks profound questions about the nature of human cruelty, kindness and the liberating power of stories.