The novel, a work of historical fiction that takes place in Italy during the Second World War, originally won the prestigious English-language literary prize in 1992 as well as the Governor General's Literary Award.
The Canadian writer's tale of love and conflict during World War II was named victor of the Golden Man Booker Prize for fiction at a ceremony in London on Sunday.
The Observer's Robert McCrum, taking on the 1970s, chose VS Naipaul's In a Free State; poet Lemn Sissay, reading the titles from the 1980s, went for Penelope Lively's Moon Tiger;The English Patient was novelist Kamila Shamsie's selection from the 1990s; Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall was nominated as the best of the 2000s by broadcaster Simon Mayo, and George Saunders' Lincoln in the Bardo topped poet Hollie McNish's reading of the 2010s Booker winners.
The special one-off competition - to mark the 50th anniversary for the British literary prize - placed the Man Booker Prize's previous 51 winners in a head-to-head battle to determine which has stood the test of time.
The English Patient, which also inspired the Oscar-winning 1996 film from late director Anthony Minghella, is set at the end of the Second World War and revolves around the identity of a badly burned patient and whether he is a French archaeologist or a Nazi spy.
The Sri Lanka-born writer was announced as the victor at the closing event of the Man Booker 50 Festival at the Royal Festival Hall, which saw Shamsie discuss why she had chosen The English Patient and an extract performed by actor Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Ondaatje, who was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka, then called Ceylon, in 1943 is of Dutch, Sinhalese, and Tamil ancestry. Of them, in turn, the results of the public voting was selected the best book of the last fifty years. It is reported by The New York Times. Few novels really deserve the praise: transformative.
Speaking exclusively to RangersTV Sadiq said: "It is very good to be here, it has been good so far and I can't wait to start". Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has suggested that his team are nearing a deal for Roma forward Sadiq Umar .
Meanwhile, ignoring all the abuses and taunts, Sterling has applauded the support of English fans in Russian Federation . Beckham and Sir Geoff Hurst, though, defended Sterling's displays after the quarter-final win against Sweden.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Ankara , Turkey, on July 9. There are 16 ministers in Erdogan's streamlined new cabinet, which Erdogan has said will be more efficient and act faster.
Todd Phillips , most well known for his comedies including Old School, Starsky & Hutch and The Hangover , is lined up to direct. Who knows? We might not get any Joker until the very end of the film if it all goes as reserved as it could be.
Richard Shelby described Kavanaugh's nomination as "an excellent choice". "He's Trump's Get-Out-of-Jail-Free card", Cardin says. Republicans changed the Senate's rules a year ago to allow them to confirm a Supreme Court justice with a simple majority vote.
The Israeli spacecraft, about the size of a dishwasher, measure about 6.6 feet in diameter and about 1.65 feet in height. The launch date is set for December; two months later, on February 13, the spacecraft is expected to land on the moon.
Williams, a 23-time major victor , is hoping to join a select group of women who have won Grand Slams after becoming mothers. She probably should have done her homework on Williams, who crushed the upset-minded Italian after dropping the first set.
Britain's Catherine , Duchess of Cambridge holds Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge on their arrival for his christening service. Royal children typically get multiple godparents: Prince Charles has eight, Prince William has six and Prince George has seven.
Moreover, 1,052 people, including judicial candidates and civil servants were dismissed from the Ministry of Justice. Turkey regularly carries out such operations as part of a large-scale government crackdown on Gulen's movement.
Facebook BROKE LAW in personal data controversy, says watchdog
Facebook also received a minor fine of $164,000 from French regulators for failing to meet the country's data protection rules. The agency said Tuesday that the social media giant "contravened the law by failing to safeguard people's information".
Road Signs Will Warn Drivers Who Are Using Their Phones
Although the signs are unable to log offending number plates, such a feature is being considered for development in the future. The scanner can pick up both mobile phone radio signals and Bluetooth signals, and differentiates between the two.
Minnesota PGA Tour stop scheduled for July 4 week in 2019
If they play the following week's WGC event in Memphis, golfers are looking at five tournaments in six weeks to end the season. Next year's Northern Trust will return to Liberty National in Jersey City, New Jersey, before heading to TPC Boston in 2020.
Drake breaks Beatles historic record
That beat a record of five simultaneous songs by The Beatles in 1964 when the British band was at the height of its fame. All of this comes on the heels of Drake also notching a streaming record.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 revealed in first leaked render
The front-facing camera, iris scanner, assorted sensors, LED, and earpiece are in the same spots they were in the Galaxy Note 8 . The dual camera plus triple camera system sound overwhelming but the Samsung Galaxy S10 + will be the first to have such.
Google Pay: what you can do now
The point is obviously to then use your phone as your ticket (or boarding pass), no printing required. It's a simple feature but one that should make splitting a bill between multiple people much easier.
France beat Belgium to reach World Cup 2018 final
The FC Barcelona centre-back has a knee injury, and his availability will depend on a fitness test closer to kick-off. Both matches happened during the Round of 16. "We showed character and mentality, it was very hard for us tonight".