This highly acclaimed anthology is an unexpected and discerning mix of traditional short stories and untraditional tales, as selected by one of Canada's most beloved writers, Michael Ondaatje. He has chosen 49 stories by a wide array of writers including Alistair MacLeod, Margaret Laurence, Carol Shields, Dionne Brand, Mavis Gallant, Stephen Leacock, Glenn Gould, Alice Munro, Rohinton Mistry, David Adams Richards and many more. Full of diversity and surprise, these writings reveal the geographical, emotional and literary range of the country. Above all, Michael Ondaatje's personal selection offers good reading and great entertainment.
Michael Ondaatje lives in Toronto. His most recent book in Vintage Canada is Handwriting, his 10th book of poetry.
"A magnificent anthology." —The Toronto Star
"From Ink Lake seems certain to become one of our most treasured anthologies." --Montreal Gazette
"Michael Ondaatje's anthology carries the welcome message that diversity equals cultural richness....He has to be congratulated for producing an anthology which is also a landmark." --Times Literary Supplement
"Michael Ondaatje has done a splendid job of creative editing....The variety and richness of the material in From Ink Lake is staggering." --Kingston Whig-Standard