|"Manners of Dying," a movie based on his short story of the same name, is released|
|Won the Man Booker Prize for Ficton|
|Published debut novel, Self|
|Unveiled the novel Life of Pi, which generated considerable buzz and acclaim|
|Released The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, a short-story collection|
|Published third novel, Beatrice and Virgil|
|Ang Lee's big-budget Life of Pi film adaptation debuted to accolades|
|"We Ate the Children Last," a TV movie based on his short story, aired|
|"I'm not a fast writer, but I am hardworking: when I'm in front of my computer I can spend hours on end getting sentences down from the dream world on to my screen. It's a joy." - from The Guardian, Nov. 26, 2002|
|"In a movie, you need good actors, whereas in a book, you don't, unless you have a really bad imagination. In a book, your imagination will do the acting for you. Also, the process of revelation is often different. Tension is achieved in a different way. It's just a very different language. There are great advantages, but there are also great risks." - from The A.V. Club, Nov. 6, 2007|
|The film adaptation of Life of Pi was stuck in development limbo for years, with M. Night Shyamalan and Jean-Pierre Jeunet among the potential directors.|
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