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clockTime to watch: 03:04Posted on December 7, 2015

Michael Ondaatje and Miroslav Penkov

Rolex Mentor and Protégé in Literature, 2014–2015

Bulgarian protégé Miroslav Penkov could not believe that his mentor was Michael Ondaatje, “someone who stands so tall in a field of giants”. For Ondaatje, author of The English Patient, “our lives are utterly disordered”, so watching Penkov bring order into life by writing fiction was a source of pleasure.