Ondaatje, Michael

About Michael Ondaatje

Biography (Poetry Foundation)

The English Patient Wins Golden Man Booker Prize (CBC)



Preston, Alex. "Warlight." The Guardian, 5 Jun. 2018

Schillinger, Liesl. "The Cat's Table." The New York Times, 14 Oct. 2011

Battersby, Eileen. "The English Patient." The Irish Times, 12 Sep. 1992



Man Booker Prize. "Michael Ondaatje Interview." The Man Booker Prize, 19 Sep. 2018

Minghella, Anthony. "Ondaatje on The English Patient." The Guardian, 9 Jul. 2018

Doshi, Tishani. "Ondaatje on His Writings." The Hindu, 23 Jun. 2018



Rajiva, Jay. Postcolonial Parabola, 2017

Renaux, Sigrid. "Modalities of Representation and Perception in Michael Ondaatje's Anil's Ghost." Ilha do Desterro, vol. 70, no. 1, 2017

Cuder-Domínguez, Pular N. "Beyond the Multicultural Fairytale: Insider–Outsiders, the Politics of Violence, and the Transnational Turn in Canadian Literature." Transcultural Identities in Contemporary Literature, Nordin et al. (eds.), 2013

Salgado, Minoli. "Vanishing Points/Visible Fictions: The Textual Politics of Terror." Textual Practice, vol. 27, no. 2, 2013

Enescu, Anamaria. "Identity and War in Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient." American, British, and Canadian Studies, vol. 19, Dec. 2012

Lundgren, Jodi. "'Colour Disrobed Itself from the Body': The Racialized Aesthetics of Liberation in Michael Ondaatje's 'In the Skin of a Lion.'" Canadian Literature, no. 190, 2006

Mukherjee, Arun. "The Poetry of Michael Ondaatje and Cyril Dabydeen: Two Responses to Otherness." Oppositional Aesthetics: Readings from a Hyphenated Space, Mukherjee (ed.), 1994




Warlight (2018)

The Cat's Table (2011)

Divisadero (2007)

Anil's Ghost (2000)

In the Skin of a Lion (1987)

Running in the Family (1982)

Coming Through Slaughter (1976)

The Collected Works of Billy the Kid: Left Handed Poems (1970)


Short Story Collections

The Faber Book of Contemporary Canadian Short Stories (1991)

From Ink Lake: Canadian Stories (1990)

Personal Fictions: Stories by Munro, Wiebe, Thomas & Blaise (1977)


Poetry Collections

The Story (2006)

The Story (2005)

Handwriting (1999)

An H in the Heart (1994)

The Cinnamon Peeler: Selected Poems (1991)

Two Poems, Woodland Pattern (1986)

All Along the Mazinaw: Two Poems (1986)

Secular Love (1984)

There's a Trick with a Knife I'm Learning to Do: Poems, 1963-1978 (1979)

Elimination Dance/ La Danse Eliminatoire (1978)

Rat Jelly (1973)

The Broken Ark: A Book of Beasts (1971)

The Collected Works of Billy the Kid: Left-Handed Poems (1970)

The Man with Seven Toes (1969)

The Dainty Monsters (1967)

Social Call (1962)



As editor: The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film (2004)

The Brick Reader (1991)

Brushes with Greatness (1989)

As editor: The Long Poem Anthology (1979)



Taylor, Kate. "How Michael Ondaatje and Daniel Brooks Made Divisadero into a Play." The Globe and Mail, 2011

Minghella, Anthony. "The English Patient: Official Trailer." YouTube, 1996

McIntyre, Joanna. The Collected Works of Billy the Kid. Tarragon Theatre, 1990


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Michael Ondaatje on His Novel Warlight at the Miami Book Fair. YouTube, 18 Nov. 2018

Michael Ondaatje on Warlight. CBC, 14 May 2018

Michael Ondaatje Reads from Anil's GhostYouTube, 20 Aug. 2009

Michael Ondaatje in Conversation with Robert Hass. YouTube, 25 Mar. 2009