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  • n. Canadian writer (born in Sri Lanka in 1943)

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  • Oh, and in case you haven’t heard, Ondaatje is a weaver of words unchallenged in North America.

    The English Patient « Books « Literacy News

  • In the afterword Ondaatje discusses how he began collecting pieces about Billy the Kid early on in his career, researching what he could, and writing short pieces of poetry, imagining what Billy the Kid (also known as William Bonney) was actually like.

    2010 February 20 « The BookBanter Blog

  • Various triangles spin through this beautiful book by Michael Ondaatje, which is set among immigrants to Canada in the early 20th century.

    Five Best: Anne Enright

  • **Oddly enough, having mentioned him once on this blog, "How do you pronounce 'Ondaatje' " became one of the favourite google searches that bring people here.

    Why I use a pseudonym...

  • The annual award, named after Ondaatje's mother, Doris Gratiaen, is given to the best work of literary writing in English by a resident Sri Lankan.

    Ru Freeman: Author of Chinaman on Sri Lankan Literature and International Success

  • In Sri Lanka it has been hailed as the "great Sri Lankan novel", Waterstones, UK's big bookstore chain, has picked the book as one of their top debuts of 2011, and Michael Ondaatje has called it, "a crazy ambidextrous delight."

    Ru Freeman: Author of Chinaman on Sri Lankan Literature and International Success

  • The book is not your average story with a beginning, middle and end, but more a collection of poetry, prose and photos, almost like a documentary collection, except Ondaatje wrote a lot of the fiction, drawing from his own life experiences and incidents.

    2010 February 20 « The BookBanter Blog

  • The Collected Works of Billy the Kid is nevertheless a fascinating read featuring Ondaatje at his best, revealing his skill and power with words, while offering up an interesting albeit unusual history on the legendary outlaw.

    2010 February 20 « The BookBanter Blog

  • From the author of The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje, comes one of his first published works, now available in paperback featuring a new afterword by the author: The Collected Works of Billy the Kid.

    2010 February 20 « The BookBanter Blog

  • In lyrical prose informed by a poetic consciousness, Michael Ondaatje weaves these characters together, pulls them tight, then unravels the threads with unsettling acumen.

    The English Patient « Books « Literacy News

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