Philip Michael Ondaatje (born September 12, 1943), OC, is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian novelist and poet. He won the Booker Prize for his novel The English Patient, which was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.
[The Independent] - 'Coming Through Slaughter' by Michael Ondaatje. I discovered it just as the cement was setting around the idea of making the dream, writing, an actual career (to the horror of my coal-miner father, who, when hearing of my vaultingly ridiculous ambition
[Telegraph.co.uk] - Booker Prize winning novels that have been adapted into films include Thomas Keneally's Schindler's Ark, which became the Steven Spielberg film Schindler's List, Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day and Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient.
[New Statesman (blog)] inter alia, David Bezmozgis, Philip Hensher, Hisham Matar, Ali Smith, Ross Raisin, Hari Kunzru, Belinda McKeon, David Miller, Tessa Hadley, Edward St Aubyn, Michael Ondaatje, Adam Mars-Jones, Dermot Healy. At a press conference on 6 September