Michael Ondaatje Uncut interview

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Michael Ondaatje's new novel recounts a sea journey by an 11-year-old boy in the 1950s. In this UNCUT interview he tells Jim Fleming about the sea journey he took as an 11-year-old boy in the 1950s.

Michael Ondaatje on The Cat's Table

Michael Ondaatje's new novel tells the tale of an eleven year old boy who traveled on board The Oronsay from Ceylon to England in 1952.  Michael Ondaatje traveled on board The Oronsay from Ceylong to England in 1952, when he was eleven years old.  In this uncut interview he tells Jim Fleming that while one story informs the other, they are not the same.

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