Michael Ondaatje is one of the world's foremost writers--his artistry and aesthetic have influenced an entire generation of writers and readers. Although he is best known as a novelist, Ondaatje's work also encompasses poetry, memoir, and film, and reveals a passion for defying conventional form.
Though perhaps best known for his Booker Prize-winning novel “The English Patient,” Canadian writer Michael Ondaatje is also a poet and filmmaker who has had a significant impact on a generation of writers and readers. At City Arts & Lectures, he discusses his new novel “Warlight,” a coming-of-age story about two teenagers abandoned by their mysterious parents in post-war London; with Steven Winn. $29.