DetailsPart of Writers' Centre Norwich's Worlds Literature Festival and a Refugee Week event. Come along and find out more about one of the world's finest writers, Michael Ondaatje, whose award winning novel The English Patient thrilled readers and cinema goers the world over (the film won nine Oscars in 1996). Ondaatje's Sri-Lankan and Canadian heritage give him a unique world view which is brilliantly displayed in his writing; so we are delighted that he is coming to read from his new novel The Cat's Table, and talk about his life and work with novelist Kamila Shamsie. Shamsie lives in London and Karachi, Pakistan, and is the author of four novels, including Kartography, and Broken Verses. As one of the few women to be writing in English about Pakistan and a trustee of English PEN, her intelligent and original viewpoint is courted by journalists the world over - this event with Shamise and Ondaatje will be a fascinating and stimulating occasion you won't want to miss.