- Michael Ondaatje Accepts the 2011 PEN Literary Service Award
Michael Ondaatje Accepts the 2011 PEN Literary Service Award
Michael Ondaatje accepts the 2011 PEN Literary Service Award at PEN’s Literary Gala, which took place at the Seventh Annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.
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