“Jonathan Cape to publish ‘extraordinary’ new poetry collection by Ondaatje”

Jonathan Cape has acquired a new poetry collection from the Booker Prize-winning author of The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje. Robin Robertson, associate publisher of poetry, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, to A Year of Last Things from Ellen Levine at the Trident Media Group. Publication is scheduled for March 2024. The publisher says: “With A Year of Last Things, the acclaimed Booker-Prize-winning novelist Michael Ondaatje returns to poetry – where he began his career, over 50 years ago – and what a return it is.”