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Michael Ondaatje, the first Canadian winner of the prestigious Booker Prize in 1992, is perhaps most famous for the work that won him that prize, a fictional World War romantic narrative since made into a film called The English Patient. While it is true to say that he is the first-ever recipient of the Booker Prize, he is also the first ever winner born in Ceylon (now called Sri Lanka).
[In addition to novels, he has written screenplays and a dozen volumes of poetry, including "The Collected Works of Billy the Kid," which is often performed on stage.--Marian]
Born during World War II on 12th September 1943, Ondaatje immigrated to Canada at the age of 19 after spending a spell in England. There he attended the University of Toronto where he gained a BA, after which he obtained a Masters degree at Queens University. Ondaatje now lives in Toronto, gives literary talks and does part-time lecturing at York University.