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Michael Ondaatje
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    (September 12, 1943- )
    Birth name is Philip Michael Ondaatje
    Raised in Sri Lanka and England
    Resides in Toronto, Canada
    Best known for ‘The English Patient (1992)'
    Wrote ‘Coming Through Slaughter (1976),' ‘Running in the Family (1982),' ‘In the Skin of a Lion (1987)' and ‘Anil's Ghost (2000)'
    He grew up rich and went to a fancy private school.
    His best-known novel, ‘The English Patient,' is ponderous.
    The book was made into a movie that many people found boring and pretentious.
    One critic wrote: ‘Some said they didn't know how anyone would make this book into a movie; I don't know WHY anyone would.'
    He is an incredibly boring interview subject.
    He has to live in the shadow of his brother, a multi-millionaire philanthropist and Olympic bobsledder.
    He is probably the best-known writer from Sri Lanka.
    He's won many writing prizes.
    ‘The English Patient' film won several Academy Awards and was mocked on ‘Seinfeld.'

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