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Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. Art. This book is a biography of artist, film maker, and photographer, Kim Ondaatje, née Betty Jane Kimbark. Born into a wealthy family, Kim's story is a reverse of the rags to riches narrative. She married two highly successful writers, Douglas Jones and Michael Ondaatje, had six children, and managed to carve a career as a respected artist whose works are in all major galleries/museums in Canada. Kim Ondaatje's life is fascinating on many fronts. She is undoubtedly talented, and has contributed significantly to the Canadian art scene. One of her paintings from the Factory series hangs in the newly opened Canadian gallery at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She continues to be creative as she approaches her nineties.
Lola Lemire Tostevin was born into a French-speaking family in Timmins Ontario. She writes mostly in English although she often incorporates French into her writing especially in her poetry. She has published eight poetry collections of which two were translated into Italian and published in Italy; three novels of which one was translated into French; and two collections of literary essays. She is the author of WHO IS KIM ONDAATJE? THE INVENTIVE LIFE OF A CANADIAN ARTIST (Inanna Publications, 2021) and THE OTHER SISTER (Inanna Publications, 2009). Author City: Toronto, ON CAN