Michael On­daatje

Au­thor

Toronto Life - - The Fifty Most Influential 2018 -

at­wood isn’t the only Toronto au­thor en­joy­ing a re­nais­sance. In July, On­daatje’s 1992 mas­ter­piece, The English Pa­tient, won the Golden Man Booker Prize, a one-off award for the best book to win the pres­ti­gious hon­our over the past 50 years. He was a con­tender for the 2018 Man Booker, too, with the long-listed Warlight, a shad­owy novel about two teenagers in post-war Lon­don. The book re­ceived glowing re­views and earned a spot on Barack Obama’s sum­mer read­ing list.

up next: Slum­dog Mil­lion­aire writer Si­mon Beau­foy is adapt­ing On­daatje’s In the Skin of a Lion into a film.

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