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Patrick deWitt

Canada (b.1975)

Patrick deWitt was born in 1975 on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. He has also lived in California, Washington, and Oregon, where he currently resides with his wife and son. He has worked as a laborer, a clerk, a dishwasher, and a bartender.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   Ablutions (2009)
   The Sisters Brothers (2011)
   Undermajordomo Minor (2015)
   French Exit (2018)
   The Librarianist (2023)
Novellas and Short Stories
   The Bastard (2016)
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2011) : The Sisters Brothers
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel nominee (2012) : The Sisters Brothers

Patrick deWitt recommends
The Great Offshore Grounds (2020)
Vanessa Veselka
"The Great Offshore Grounds delivers on the promise Vanessa Veselka made with her excellent debut, Zazen. Large in scope and heart, Veselka skillfully illustrates human behaviors of every shade and iteration. She's a specialist, a keen interpreter of our demented society, and an enviable storyteller. I've been waiting long years for this novel. It was worth the wait."
The Wild Laughter (2020)
Caoilinn Hughes
"A memorable, insightful portrait of a complex family in an equally complex economic and emotional situation. Caoilinn Hughes get the balance just right: the pathos is real but never heavy-handed; the humour is black but never mean-spirited. The Wild Laughter succeeds on all levels."
Martin John (2015)
Anakana Schofield
"Profane, strange, hilarious, and necessary, Martin John is a beguiling triumph."
Forest Of Fortune (2014)
Jim Ruland
"Beguiling, nimble, and wonderfully weird. Forest Of Fortune is an out-of-the-field gem."

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