MICHAEL ONDAATJE INFORMATION
For a list of Michael Ondaatje's primary works, including
his poetry collections, novels, films, and the volumes he's edited, please see
Michael Ondaatje Primary Bibliography
Updated: 3 October 2001
House Ondaatje Pages
publisher's guide to Ondaatje's work, including some background information
and an audio excerpt from Anil's Ghost.
- Caution: The
links are currently down. Discussion and background information on
Ondaatje's poetry and fiction, mainly from a postcolonial
perspective. Part of the Contemporary Postcolonial and Postimperial
Literature in English website. Please let me know if the hyperlinks
on this page work, since there appears to be a number of very potentially
useful essays on them.
Writers & Company Interview on Anil's Ghost
Wachtel's interview with Ondaatje about his recently published new novel
in May 2000. From the CBC Infoculture web site.
2000 Interview --
Michael Ondaatje's Cubist Civil War
interview conducted by Dave Weich of Powells.com during Ondaatje's
appearance at the Portland Arts & Lectures Series on May 23,
Brick: A Literary Journal Note: New URL!
on the literary journal edited by Michael Ondaatje and Linda Spalding
Portrait of Michael
Allan writes that he has a signed portrait of Ondaatje on his site in the
"Gallery" first room, south wall. His main site can be accessed
by clicking here .
Index for The
English Patient Note: New URL!
Mirabile, a student working on a Master's degree in Library and
Information Science, has posted an index to Ondaatje's novel on the web.
She reports that she plans "further enhancements in the future, such
as information on the indexing of fiction (a rare and peculiar
You can contact Lisa by e-mail or by snail mail at:
12 Scribner Park
Newton, MA 02166 USA
The Barclay Agency
Ondaatje's public appearances are now being handled by the Barclay Agency
in Petaluma, California. For further information
visit their web site (above) or send e-mail to Stephen Barclay
Christopher Ondaatje Web Site
Braun of Two Shoes Communications in Belleville,
Ontario reports that
Michael's brother, author and financier Christopher Ondaatje, has an
official web site.
is a 2 minute 25 second trailer for the 1996 film The English Patient.
The file is approximately 5.6 megabytes in size and will take considerable
time to download.
television advertisement for the film The English Patient. A 14
Blackwell's Online Bookshop
Academic Booksellers to the World
- A good place to order U.K. editions of Ondaatje's
works. A cursory search revealed three Ondaatje novels in stock--Coming
Through Slaughter, In the Skin of a Lion, and (surprise,
surprise!) The English Patient. In addition, Blackwell's has
Anthony Minghella's screenplay for The English Patient film in
- One of the best web sites I've seen devoted to
Ondaatje's novel and Minghella's film--various pages complete with stills
and audio files from the Miramax production. A "must see" in my
opinion. Thanks to Maryann Mpvisniewski.
- Visit a new site devoted exclusively to Ondaatje's
novel The English Patient and the film it inspired; includes some
nice photographs and a couple of newly updated .RA files including the
famous "Promise me you won't leave" line.
Shop: The English Patient
- The U.K.
Internet Book Shop is offering a special price on Ondaatje's suddenly
internationally famous novel.
Essays on Canadian Writing
- The table of contents of the special issue on Michael
- See Marilyn Jones's review of this issue below
on The Collected Works of Billy the Kid
- Lydia Eugene's article on The Collected Works
Salt Lake Tribune
- Rochester Institute of Technology report on an
of Michael Ondaatje
- ECW page announcing publication of Ed Jewinski's
biography, Express Yourself Beautifully
- December 1996 interview with Michael Ondaatje
- An Ondaatje page under construction with a
bibliography and links.
- A review of the film based on The English Patient
Vintage Books Reading
- A reading group guide to The English Patient
provided by Ondaatje's U.S.
- Canadian Encyclopedia's entry on Michael Ondaatje
- Biographical note on Ondaatje on Famous Canadians web
Malaspina Great Books
- Malaspina College web page devoted to Ondaatje
- New York University's Medicine in the Humanities web pages dealing with
University of Windsor Jazz
- Page dealing with jazz elements in Ondaatje's work, particularly Coming
in Literature--The English Patient
- Another NYU page on the Medicine in Humanities site, discussing
blindness in The English Patient
of ECW Special Issue on Ondaatje
- Marilyn Jones's review published in Canadian Review
of Comparative Literature, March 1995.
- Janet Maslin's N.Y. Times' review of the film version
of the novel
Miramax -- The English
- Miramax's pages devoted to the film version of the
Alliance -- The
- Alliance Releasing's pages devoted to the film version of the
-- The English Patient
- Random House announces the publication of a new
edition of the novel with a tie-in to the film version.
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