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Poet and Novelist Michael Ondaatje.

Poet and novelist Michael Ondaatje. He won Britian's highest literary prize, the Booker Prize, for his novel set in post World War II, "The English Patient," (Vintage Books). Ondaatje was born in Cyelon (now Sri Lanka), emigrated to England, and now lives in Canada. He also has written a personal memoir, "Running in the Family," (Vintage) about his eccentric family. Both books are now out in paperback. (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)


Other segments from the episode on January 6, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 6, 1994: Interview with Michael Ondaatje; Interview with Chris Elliot; Review of Shaggy's album "Pure Pleasure."


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