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The Man Booker Prize 2002

The Man Booker Prize 2002

The Winner

Life of Pi

By Yann Martel

Published by Canongate 

The story of Pi (short for Piscine), an unusual boy brought up on a zoo in India. Pi’s father decides to move the family to live in Canada and sell the animals to the great zoos of America.

The ship taking them across the Pacific sinks and Pi finds himself on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orang-utan, a zebra with a broken leg and a Bengal tiger called Richard Parker.

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The 2002 Judges

Lisa Jardine (Chair)

David Baddiel

Russell Celyn Jones

Salley Vickers

Erica Wagner