An Evening with Michael Ondaatje

Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00pm

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Bovard Auditorium (ADM)
3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

The USC Department of English, USC Office of the Provost, and USC Visions and Voices present

An Evening with Michael Ondaatje

Inaugural Reading of the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Foundation Distinguished Speaker Series

Admission is free. Reservations required.

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Join us on Tuesday, March 5 for the inaugural reading of the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Foundation Distinguished Speaker Series at USC, featuring internationally acclaimed author Michael Ondaatje.

“The Chowdhury Foundation and USC English Department are bringing the best of the best from around the globe, and Michael Ondaatje is one of the greatest authors of our time,” says best-selling author and foundation leader Subir Chowdhury. “He recently received the Golden Man Booker Prize for his international bestseller, The English Patient, with the UK’s prestigious Booker Prize committee and the public selecting it as the best literary work of the past 50 years.”

In addition, Ondaatje has been awarded The Irish Times International Prize for Fiction, the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, the Prix Médicis, the Governor General’s Award, and the Giller Prize.

At the event Ondaatje will read from his most recent novel, Warlight. The dramatic story of unexpected characters set in the decade after World War II has been deemed a “quiet new masterpiece” by The Washington Post and “Ondaatje’s best work yet” by The San Diego Union-Tribune. A discussion with USC’s renowned writer-in-residence, Geoff Dyer, will follow.

Event Type

Arts, Lecture / Talk / Workshop


University Park Campus


Creative Writing & Literature
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