Michael Ondaatje

Michael Ondaatje

Reading and Conversation

Tuesday, September 19, 7:00 PM
Jewett Art Center Auditorium

The Suzy Newhouse Center for the Humanities welcomes one of the world’s foremost writers, Michael Ondaatje, for a selected reading and conversation. Ondaatje’s artistry and aesthetic have influenced an entire generation of writers and readers. Although he is best known as a novelist, his work also encompasses poetry, memoir, and film, and reveals a passion for defying conventional form.

His transcendent novel The English Patient explores the stories of people history fails to reveal, by intersecting four diverse lives at the end of World War II. This bestselling novel was later made into an Academy Award–winning film. Ondaatje’s other fiction works include In the Skin of a Lion, Anil’s Ghost, Divisadero, and The Cat’s Table.


Seats are limited, so please reserve your ticket in advance. Please contact Public Affairs at 781.283.2373 or publicaffairs@wellesley.edu if you have any questions.