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'English Patient' author here, April 15

Author and poet Michael Ondaatje will read from his work in a program at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, in McCosh 50.

Ondaatje won the Booker Prize, England's highest honor for fiction, in 1992 for "The English Patient," which was later made into an Academy Award-winning film. He also has won Canada's Governor General's Award and the Canada-Australia Prize.

His other works include a memoir of his childhood, "Running in the Family"; a collection of poetry, "There's a Trick With a Knife I'm Learning To Do"; and several novels, "Anil's Ghost," "In the Skin of the Lion" and "Coming Through Slaughter." He has taught for many years at York University in Toronto.

The reading is sponsored by the Canadian studies program and the Council of the Humanities .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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