Michael Ondaatje Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Poems, Warlight, Net worth

Michael Ondaatje Biography and Wiki

Michael Ondaatje is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian poet, fiction writer, novelist, editor, and filmmaker. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada,  which recognizes him as one of Canada’s most renowned living authors. Ondaatje is the recipient of multiple literary awards such as the Governor General’s Award, the Giller Prize, the Booker Prize, and the Prix Médicis étranger.

Michael Ondaatje Age | How old is Ondaatje?

Ondaatje is 78 years old as of 2022. He was born on 12 September 1943.

Michael Ondaatje Birthday

Ondaatje celebrates his birthday on 12 September 1943 of every year.

Michael Ondaatje Height and Weight

Ondaatje stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches with a moderate weight.

Michael Ondaatje Family

Ondaatje is of Burgher heritage and was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka. His parents divorced when he was a child, and he was raised by relatives until 1954, when he moved to England with his mother.

Michael Ondaatje Education

After moving to Canada, Ondaatje spent three years studying at Bishop’s College School and Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Quebec. He completed his last year at the University of Toronto, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1965. He earned a Master of Arts from Queen’s University in Kingston in 1967.

Michael Ondaatje Wife | Is Ondaatje Married?

Ondaatje was married to Canadian artist Kim Ondaatje his first wife, the couple has two children together.

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Michael Ondaatje  Net Worth | How Rich Is Ondaatje?

Ondaatje has an estimated net worth of $ 6 million as of 2022, from his successful career.

Michael Ondaatje Body Measurements

Michael Ondaatje
Michael Ondaatje
  • Full Names: Michael Ondaatje
  • Age: 78 years old
  • Birthday:12 September
  • Height: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Husband: Travis Luther
  • Net Worth: $ 6 million

Ondaatje has an estimated net worth of $ 6 million as of 2022, from his successful career.

Michael Ondaatje  Wikipedia

Ondaatje’s literary career began with the publication of his poetry collection The Dainty Monsters in 1967, followed by the critically praised The Collected Works of Billy the Kid in 1970. He is most known for the national and worldwide popularity of his novel The English Patient (1992), which was turned into a film in 1996. The English Patient earned Ondaatje the Golden Man Booker Prize in 2018.

With his two-decade dedication to Coach House Press (approximately 1970–90) and his editorial honors on Canadian literary projects like the journal Brick and the Long Poem Anthology (1979), among others, Ondaatje has been an essential factor in “fostering new Canadian literature.”

Fiction, autobiography, poetry, and film are among Ondaatje’s works. He has 13 collections of poetry to his credit, including The Collected Works of Billy the Kid (1970) and There’s a Knife Trick I’m Learning to Do: Poems 1973–1978, which earned the Governor General’s Award (1979).

Anil’s Ghost (2000) won the Giller Prize in 2000, the Prix Médicis in 2001, the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize in 2001, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize in 2001, and the Governor General’s Award in Canada. The Booker Prize, the Canada Australia Prize, and the Governor General’s Award were all given to The English Patient in 1992. It was converted into a film, which received the Academy Award for Best Picture as well as numerous other accolades.

Coming Through Slaughter (1976) is a novel largely based on the lives of jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden and photographer E. J. Bellocq, set in New Orleans, Louisiana, approximately 1900. It was the 1976 Books in Canada First Novel Award winner. Running in the Family, a semi-fictional memoir of his boyhood in Ceylon, was published in 1982.

The novel Divisadero by Ondaatje won the Governor General’s Award in 2007. Ondaatje collaborated with Daniel Brooks to produce a play based on the novel in 2011. His novel Warlight was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in July 2018.

Michael Ondaatje  Poems

  • The Cinnamon Peeler. If I were a cinnamon peeler. …
  • To A Sad Daughter. All night long the hockey pictures. …
  • Bearhug. Griffin calls to come and kiss him goodnight. …
  • Application For A Driving License. Two birds loved. …
  • Speaking To You (From Rock Bottom) …
  • Notes For The Legend Of Salad Woman.

Michael Ondaatje Warlight

Ondaatje, a Canadian author, published Warlight in 2018. Nathaniel, 14, and his sister Rachel, 14, are left in the care of an enigmatic entity known as The Moth in London near the conclusion of World War II, after their parents relocated to Singapore. The Moth is associated with a motley crew of strange, secretive, and in some ways malevolent people who dominated the children’s postwar experience.

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