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Handwriting

by Michael Ondaatje

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list price: $19.95
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published: April 2000
ISBN:9780676972788
publisher: Knopf Canada
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For all admirers of Michael Ondaatje, Handwriting is available in Audio. Now we can not only read Ondaatje's poetry but we can hear him reciting it in his own voice.

About the Author

Michael Ondaatje (born 12 September 1943) is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian novelist and poet of Colombo Chetty and Burgher origin. He is perhaps best known for his Booker Prize-winning novel, The English Patient, which was adapted into an Academy-Award-winning film.

He moved to England in 1954, and in 1962 moved to Canada where he has lived ever since. He was educated at the University of Toronto and Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and began teaching at York University in Toronto in 1971. He published a volume of memoir, entitled Running in the Family, in 1983. His collections of poetry include The Collected Works of Billy the Kid: Left Handed Poems (1981), which won the Canadian Governor General’s Award in 1971; The Cinnamon Peeler: Selected Poems (1989); and Handwriting: Poems (1998). His first novel, Coming Through Slaughter (1976), is a fictional portrait of jazz musician Buddy Bolden. The English Patient (1992), set in Italy at the end of the Second World War, was joint winner of the Booker Prize for Fiction and was made into an Academy Award-winning film in 1996. Anil’s Ghost (2000), set in Sri Lanka, tells the story of a young female anthropologist investigating war crimes for an international human rights group.

Michael Ondaatje lives in Toronto with his wife, Linda Spalding, with whom he edits the literary journal Brick. His new novel is Divisadero (2007).

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Contributor Notes

Michael Ondaatje was born in Sri Lanka and moved to Canada in 1962. He lives in Toronto.

Michael Ondaatje's The Cinnamon Peeler, The English Patient, In the Skin of a Lion, Running in the Family, Coming through Slaughter, and The Collected Works of Billy the Kid are available in Vintage paperback.

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Editorial Review

"Extremely beautiful." — Robert Haas, The Washington Post
"A captivating journey into the beauty and wounds of history." — Echo Weekly

"A bright, lingering dream of a book." — Eye
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