Michael Ondaatje was born in Sri Lanka in 1943. In the 1950s he moved to England, and went to school in south London. In 1962 he emigrated to Canada, where he has lived ever since.
His books include his memoir, Running in the Family, numerous collections of poetry, and five novels - including The English Patient which won the 1992 Booker Prize. His latest novel is The Cat's Table, which was published by Cape in hardcover in September 2011.
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Congratulations to Gail Jones (FIVE BELLS), Frank Moorhouse (COLD LIGHT) and Elliot Perlman (THE STREET SWEEPER), all Random House Australia authors who have been nominated for the 2013 IMPAC Award longlist.
Call me a romantic, but I love a good love story. From the electricity of that first glance to the magic of that first kiss, the broken hearts, the foiled plans, the soul mates, the ones that got away, or the screaming ex-wives in the attic, I love all the crazy things our favourite characters do for love. Without a doubt the best affairs of the heart are found between the pages of a good book...