Advance praise is already rolling in for this novel that will make you question long held views on art and humanity, truth and deception.
‘Beatrice and Virgil is a weird, brave, looping book that does not pull punches. I can’t stop thinking about it. It remains to be seen if it too has what it takes to become the darling of book groups around the world. If it does, then Martel’s achievement will be even more remarkable than before, a sure sign that he has tapped into the depth of desire out there to grapple with the unspeakable horrors of our times.’ Hilary McPhee, Australian Literary Review
With Beatrice and Virgil due for release on 14 April, there is sure to be blanket coverage across the media.
Keep an eye out for Yann discussing his new book in interviews with the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Herald Sun and the Courier Mail.
Watch and listen to Yann Martel here.