This highly acclaimed anthology is an unexpected and discerning mix of traditional short stories and untraditional tales, as selected by one of Canada’s most beloved writers, Michael Ondaatje. He has chosen 49 stories by a wide array of writers including Alistair MacLeod, Margaret Laurence, Carol Shields, Dionne Brand, Mavis Gallant, Stephen Leacock, Glenn Gould, Alice Munro, Rohinton Mistry, David Adams Richards and many more. Full of diversity and surprise, these writings reveal the geographical, emotional and literary range of the country. Above all, Michael Ondaatje’s personal selection offers good reading and great entertainment.
Michael Ondaatje is the author of five previous novels, a memoir, a nonfiction book on film, and several books of poetry. The English Patient won the Booker Prize; Anil’s Ghost won the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, the Giller Prize,… More about Michael Ondaatje
Paperback | $22.95
Published by Vintage Canada Oct 03, 1995| 736 Pages| 5-1/4 x 7-3/4| ISBN 9780394281384
"From Ink Lake seems certain to become one of our most treasured anthologies." —Montreal Gazette
"Michael Ondaatje’s anthology carries the welcome message that diversity equals cultural richness….He has to be congratulated for producing an anthology which is also a landmark." —Times Literary Supplement
"Michael Ondaatje has done a splendid job of creative editing….The variety and richness of the material in From Ink Lake is staggering." —Kingston Whig-Standard