Michael Ondaatje

Michael Ondaatje is the author of many well-known works of fiction, including Anil’s GhostThe English PatientIn the Skin of a LionComing Through Slaughter, The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, and, most recently Divisadero.  Although best known as a novelist, he is also a poet (The Cinnamon PeelerHandwriting, and There’s a Trick With a Knife I’m Learning to Do) and a memoirist (Running in the Family).   He is the recipient of many honors and awards, including a Booker Prize, the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, the Prix Medicis, the Governor General’s Award, and the Giller Prize.   A Sri-Lankan native of Dutch/Indian ancestry, Ondaatje currently lives in Canada, where he is Professor of English at York University in Toronto.


Writers On Writing Reading Series - Fall 2007