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Michael Ondaatje

Michael Ondaatje was born on September 12, 1943 in Colombo, Ceylon as Philip Michael Ondaatje. He is a writer, known for The English Patient (1996), Elimination Dance (1998) and The Offering (1966). He is married to Linda Spaulding. See full bio »

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 2004 Shadow Pleasures (TV Movie)
 2004 Shadow Pleasures: The Cinnamon Peeler (Short) (poem: The Cinnamon Peeler)
 1998 Elimination Dance (Short)
 1996 The English Patient (novel)
 1966 The Offering (additional dialogue)
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The character name, 'Kip', was apparently his nickname at his school, Dulwich College. This was a reference to cooking oil stains on his exercise books which reminded the wags among his fellow pupils of kipper fish which were canned in such oil. See more »

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