“The greatest living writer in the English language” – Wall Street Journal
Michael Ondaatje will read from his brand new book Warlight and discuss his work with the poet and novelist Blake Morrison, whose novel, The Executor, was published in March.
Warlight is partly set in Suffolk's mysterious Saints area, it is, like his Booker Prize-winning novel The English Patient, a haunting story of love, secrets and betrayal with a Second World War setting. Narrated by Nathaniel, a 14-year-old in 1945, when “our parents went away and left us in the care of two men who may have been criminals”.
Ondaatje was born in Sri Lanka and moved to Canada in 1962. He is the author of a memoir, several collections of poetry and novels including The Cat's Cradle and Anil's Ghost. Anthony Minghella directed the Academy Award-winning film of The English Patient, starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche and Kristen Scott Thomas.
Tickets £10, Student consession £8
There will be a book signing after the talk and copies of the book will also be available to buy on the night.