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SLU Community Read: 'The English Patient'

Tuesday, 04 October, 2016

In conjunction with the presentation of this year’s Saint Louis Literary Award to author Michael Ondaatje, the Saint Louis University Library Associates are sponsoring a SLU Community Read of Ondaatje’s novel “The English Patient.”

The Community Read is free and open to members of the SLU community and their guests; however, space is limited and registration is required.

To register, visit the Pius XII Memorial Library Circulation desk in person to receive a free copy of the book. Registrants may sign up one additional guest. Registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

The discussions will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Samuel Cupples House on SLU's north campus, and will be accompanied by refreshments.

About the Author
Michael Ondaatje is one of the world's foremost writers. Although he is best known as a novelist, Ondaatje's work also encompasses poetry, memoir and film. His novel “The English Patient” became a multiple Academy Award-winning film, including the best picture in 1997.

Ondaatje's works include “The Cat's Table,” “Divisadero” and “In the Skin of a Lion.” Ondaatje's collections of poetry include “Secular Love,” “The Cinnamon Peeler” and “Handwriting.” He has also made two documentary films, “Sons of Captain Poetry” and “The Clinton Special.”

Ondaatje is the recipient of several literary prizes, including the Booker Prize for Fiction, the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize and the Irish Times International Prize for Fiction.

About the Saint Louis University Library Associates
One of the oldest literary and cultural organizations in St. Louis, the Saint Louis University Library Associates seeks to build a closer relationship between the University and the community and to promote an appreciation for the value of literature. The Library Associates work to enhance the visibility of the Saint Louis University Libraries and to support the development of their world-class collections and services.