Michael Ondaatje on Writing

Screen Shot 2015-06-16 at 14.46.37The great Michael Ondaatje on writing. Well worth watching. I love his image of writing a novel being like holding 35 things while getting to the elevator. Also, how writing is discovery.  He is interested in finding out about something, through the characters and the time period; how he is interested in not relying on one voice, that in his later books 3 or 4 people who are not related who become a family by the situation. “It’s a community, as opposed to one voice.”

Michael Ondaatje | Louisiana Channel.