Michael Ondaatje (2011 Event)
The hotly-anticipated novel Cats Cradle is without question Michael Ondaatje's finest to date. Launched worldwide at this event, recorded live at the 2011 Edinburgh International Book Festival, he tells the story of a child and his journey from Ceylon to England on an ocean liner in the 1950s. As the child grows up into the realities of adult life, he looks back on his voyage as a symbol of the floating dream of childhood. Hear the man who won the 1992 Booker Prize for The English Patient, talk about his book that's sure to be hailed as a modern classic.