Booker Prize winner Yann Martel says 'Jews don't own the Holocaust'





Yann Martel, the Booker prize-winning author, has said that "Jews don't own the Holocaust".

The Life of Pi writer, whose latest novel is about the Holocaust, claimed that he should be able to write about the period in history even though he is not Jewish.

His fictional work, Beatrice and Virgil, follows a blocked writer who meets a taxidermist writing a play about the Holocaust and has received a number of hostile reviews.

Martel, 46, rejected the idea that the Holocaust was "indescribable, that it should be sacred"...



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