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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) — biography from The English Patient… (more)
The English Patient 11,363 copies, 178 reviews
Anil’s Ghost 3,903 copies, 96 reviews
In the Skin of a Lion 2,751 copies, 44 reviews
The Cat's Table 2,368 copies, 130 reviews
Divisadero 2,287 copies, 82 reviews
Warlight 1,937 copies, 101 reviews
Running in the Family 1,653 copies, 30 reviews
Coming Through Slaughter 1,411 copies, 23 reviews
Handwriting 396 copies, 3 reviews

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