Michael Ondaatje

Philip Ondaatje is a Sri-Lankan born Canadian novelist and poet. He won the Booker Prize for his novel The English Patient (1992), which was adapted to screen i.n 1996. The film won multiple Academy Awards. 

In the Skin of a Lion (1987), a novel about early immigrant settlers in Toronto, was the winner of the 1988 City of Toronto Book Award, finalist for the 1987 Ritz Paris Hemingway Award for best novel of the year in English, and winner of the first Canada Reads competition in 2002.

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