Michael Ondaatje

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Michael Ondaatje

Ondaatje speaking at Tulane University, 2010
Ondaatje speaking at Tulane University, 2010
BornPhilip Michael Ondaatje
(1943-09-12) 12 September 1943 (age 79)
Colombo, Ceylon
Alma materUniversity of Toronto
Queen's University
Bishop's University
Notable works
Notable awardsGovernor General's Award - Poetry
Booker Prize
Giller Prize
Prix Médicis étranger
Order of Canada
St. Louis Literary Award
SpouseLinda Spalding

Philip Michael Ondaatje, CC FRSL (/ɒnˈdɑː/; born 12 September 1943), is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian poet, fiction writer, essayist,[1] novelist, editor and filmmaker.

He has won the Governor General's Award, the Giller Prize, the Booker Prize, and the Prix Médicis étranger.[2]

Ondaatje is also an Officer of the Order of Canada. He is seen as Canada's most renowned living authors.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Aaron, Jane (2016). The compact reader. Macmillan Education. p. 63.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Thesen, Sharon. "Michael Ondaatje". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2016-11-30.
  3. "Michael Ondaatje - Literature". literature.britishcouncil.org. Retrieved 2016-11-30.