Philip Michael Ondaatje is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian novelist and poet of Burgher origin. He is perhaps best known for his Booker Prize-winning novel, The English Patient, which was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.
“Ondaatje has spun a dazzling tale that lingers long after the book is closed.”
“. . . curiosity, that powerful driver of discovery, is only as valuable as what it turns up.