Giller Prize-winning author Michael Ondaatje will read from his new novel, The Cat’s Table, during a special appearance in Victoria this week.
The Cat’s Table is a multi-layered tale of a boy whose life is shaped in unexpected ways by a voyage to England aboard a massive ocean liner.
The Sri Lankan-born Canadian is best known for his 1992 work, The English Patient, which was the first Canadian winner of the prestigious Booker Prize. His 2000 novel Anil’s Ghost was awarded the Giller Prize, Canada’s top honour for English literature.
The event takes place Tues, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall. Ondaatje will be signing copies of the book afterward. Tickets are $10 and are available at Bolen Books. Each ticket entitles the bearer to a $5 discount on the book at the event. M
By Ryan Flaherty