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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Canadian Book Advent Calendar (Day 16) - "O" is for Ondaatje


For this year’s advent calendar, I am recommending Canadian authors/books found on Schatje’s Shelves.  Again, to make things more interesting/challenging, I will use the alphabet, skipping “X” and “Z”.  In total, I propose to focus on 50 Canadian writers, an early nod to Canada's 150th birthday next year.

“O” is for Michael Ondaatje
Ondaatje is a poet and novelist, one of Canada's most renowned living authors.

Novels (which I recommend):
 In the Skin of a Lion
The English Patient (winner of 1992 Man Booker Prize and Governor-General’s Literary Award; winner of 1993 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize)
Anil's Ghost (winner of 2000 Giller Prize)
Divisadero (nominated for 2007 Giller Prize and Governor-General’s Literary Award)
The Cat's Table (nominated for 2011 Giller Prize)   See my review at http://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/2015/09/birthday-review-cats-table-by-michael.html.