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The English Patient

The English Patient is a novel by Michael Ondaatje which deals with the gradually revealed history of a seriously injured man who is being nursed in Italy at the end of World War II.

The novel won the Booker Prize in 1993.

It also won the 1992 Governor General's Awards for fiction.

It has been translated into 30 languages.

A film version was released in 1996 starring Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche, directed by Anthony Minghella. It won 9 Academy Awards including Best Picture.