Michael Ondaatje Interview

Eleanor Wachtel and Michael Ondaatje in 2011
Eleanor Wachtel and Michael Ondaatje in 2011

Eleanor Wachtel talks to Michael Ondaatje onstage at the International Festival of Authors about one of his most personal books yet -The Cat's Table, a novel that uses - as he says - "the colouring and locations of memoir" to chronicle the sea voyage of an eleven year old boy from Ceylon to London.

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Music to close the show:
SIDNEY BECHET: PERFORMER
GEORGE GERSHWIN: COMPOSER
Summertime
BLUE NOTE: 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION

BLUE NOTE CDP 7924652 Track 2

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