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Michael Ondaatje was born in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) on September 12, 1943. He moved to Canada in 1962 and became a Canadian citizen. He received a B.A. from the University of Toronto and a M.A. from Queen's University, Kingston, and taught English at York University. He has written several volumes of poetry, novels, and other works including There's a Trick with a Knife I'm Learning to Do, The Dainty Monsters, Rat Jelly, Coming through Slaughter, Running in the Family, In the Skin of a Lion, Anil's Ghost, and The Cat's Table. His title, Warlight, made the bestseller list in 2018. Ondaatje has won numerous awards including the Canadian Governor General's Award in 1971 for The Collected Works of Billy the Kid and the Booker Prize in Fiction for The English Patient, which was adapted into a film in 1996. (Bowker Author Biography) Michael Ondaatje was born in Sri Lanka. He now lives in Toronto. (Publisher Provided)
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The English Patient 10,721 copies, 164 reviews
Anil’s Ghost 3,738 copies, 90 reviews
In the Skin of a Lion 2,647 copies, 41 reviews
The Cat's Table 2,233 copies, 129 reviews
Divisadero 2,197 copies, 78 reviews
Warlight 1,727 copies, 91 reviews
Running in the Family 1,573 copies, 30 reviews
Coming Through Slaughter 1,328 copies, 21 reviews
Handwriting 374 copies, 3 reviews

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Author Michael Ondaatje Returns To World War II Era With 'Warlight'
All Things Considered, Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 0am
Michael Ondaatje's latest novel, Warlight, is set in England at the end of World War II, about two teenagers whose parents leave them in the care of a relative stranger. (Shortride)

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