What Michael Ondaatje Taught Me About Building Bridges in My Novel
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Crystal Wilkinson
November 2010
Contributor
Written by
Crystal Wilkinson
November 2010
Author Crush: Michael Ondaatje I was on an elevator with him once at the Virginia Festival of the Book. He asked where a particular room was. I showed him the location on my program. I looked at his beautiful white hair. I listened to his voice steeped with Canada and Sri Lanka. I looked at his hands and thought about all the beautiful words that had come from them. I didn't say "You're Michael Ondaatje!" I knew. He knew I knew (lol). He thanked me and nodded as we got off the elevator. "I love your work," I said over my shoulder and wished I could have come up with something more genuine, something closer to how I really felt. What I wanted to yell was "I write better because of you!" See the rest HERE

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