Michael Ondaatje at Memorial Chapel

Come to the Russell House Series‘ biggest event this semester, a reading and book-signing by Booker Prize-winning novelist Michael Ondaatje:

MICHAEL ONDAATJE
2008 JOAN JAKOBSON VISITING WRITER
and Annie Sonnenblick Lecturer

MICHAEL ONDAATJE is winner of the British Commonwealth’s highest literary award, the Booker Prize, and he is regarded as one of today’s foremost contemporary fiction writers and poets.

Born in Sri Lanka of Indian/Dutch ancestry, he went to school in England and then moved to Canada.

Among his best-known works are the novel The English Patient, which was made into an award-winning feature film, and the novel Anil’s Ghost, which was awarded France’s Prix Medicis, Canada’s Governor-General’s Award, and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize. His other work includes the memoir Running in the Family and the novels In the Skin of a Lion and Coming Through the Slaughter.His most recent novel, Divisadero, was published in 2007.


A recent nonfiction work is The Conversations: Walter Murch & the Art of Editing Film
. He is also the author of four collections of poetry including The Cinnamon Peeler, The Collected Works of Billy the Kid and, most recently, Handwriting.

Author’s remarks and a reading followed by question-and-answer period and book signing. Free and open to the public. No tickets needed.

Date: Wednesday, November 5
Time: 8 pm
Place: Memorial Chapel (221 High Street)