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Michael Ondaatje

Michael OndaatjeAKA Philip Michael Ondaatje

Born: 12-Sep-1943
Birthplace: Colombo, Ceylon

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist, Poet

Nationality: Canada
Executive summary: The English Patient

Father: Mervyn Ondaatje
Mother: Doris Gratiaen
Brother: Christopher Ondaatje (businessman, b. 22-Feb-1933)
Wife: Linda Spalding (novelist)

    High School: St. Thomas College, Colombo
    High School: Dulwich College, London
    University: Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Quebec (1962-64)
    University: BA English, University of Toronto (1965)
    University: MA, Queens University Kingston (1967)
    Professor: York University Toronto (1971-)

    Man Booker Prize for Fiction 1992 for The English Patient
    Prix Médicis étranger 2000 for Anil's Ghost
    Giller Prize 2000 for Anil's Ghost (tie)
    Order of Canada 1988
    American Academy of Arts and Letters 2000
    Naturalized Canadian Citizen

Author of books:
The Dainty Monsters (1967, poetry)
The Collected Works of Billy the Kid: Left-Handed Poems (1970, poetry)
Coming Through Slaughter (1976, novel)
There's a Trick With a Knife I'm Learning to Do: Poems 1973-1978 (1979, poetry)
Running in the Family (1982, memoir)
Secular Love (1984, poetry)
In the Skin of a Lion (1987, novel)
The Cinnamon Peeler (1989, poetry)
The English Patient (1992, novel)
Handwriting: Poems (1998, poetry)
Anil's Ghost (2000, novel)


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