Michael Ondaatje filmography and biography
Date of birth: 12 September 1943, Colombo, Ceylon. [now Sri Lanka]
Michael Ondaatje trivia
- Won the 1992 Booker Prize for his novel 'The English Patient'.
- His brother, Christopher, was a member of the 1964 Canadian Olympic Bobsled team.
- Taught at York University (Toronto)
- Emigrated to Canada in 1962.
- Holds a BA from the University of Toronto and an MA from Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario)
- Father was Dutch; Mother was Ceylonese.
- Awarded the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, the Prix Medicis, the Governor General's Award and the Giller Prize for his novel, "Anil's Ghost"
- He and wife Linda Spalding edit the bi-annual literary journal, Brick (www.brickmag.com)
- Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 133, pp. 346-351. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
- Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997
- He was awarded the O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on July 11, 1988 for his services to Canadian Literature.
- The character name, 'Kip', was apparently his nickname at his school, Dulwich College. This was a reference to cooking oil stains on his exercise books which reminded the wags among his fellow pupils of kipper fish which were canned in such oil.
- Educated at Dulwich College, London, UK.
Michael Ondaatje filmography
|Paris Stories: The Writing of Mavis Gallant||2006|
|No More Tears Sister||2005|
|The Best of Secter & the Rest of Secter||2005|
|The Cinnamon Peeler||2004|
|Edge Codes.com: The Art of Motion Picture Editing||2004|
|The 69th Annual Academy Awards||1997|
|Poetry in Motion||1982|