Patrick deWitt

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Patrick deWitt
Born Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Occupation Writer
Nationality Canadian
Period 2000s-present
Notable works The Sisters Brothers

Patrick deWitt (born 1975) is a Canadian novelist and screenwriter. He was born on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and later lived in California and Washington state. He lives in Portland, Oregon.[1]

His first book, Ablutions (2009), was named a New York Times Editors' Choice book, his second, The Sisters Brothers (2011), was shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize, the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize[2] the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize[3] and the 2011 Governor General's Award for English language fiction.[4] He was one of two Canadian writers, alongside Esi Edugyan, to make all four award lists in 2011,[2] on 1 November 2011, he was announced as the winner of the Rogers Prize,[5] and on 15 November 2011, he was announced as the winner of Canada's 2011 Governor General's Award for English language fiction.[6] On 26 April 2012, the book The Sisters Brothers won the 2012 Stephen Leacock Award. Alongside Edugyan, The Sisters Brothers was also a shortlisted nominee for the 2012 Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction.[7] The Sisters Brothers has been adapted as a film to be released in 2018.

His third novel, Undermajordomo Minor, was published in 2015,[8] the novel was longlisted for the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize.[9]

DeWitt's next novel, French Exit, will be published in 2018 by HarperCollins.[10]




  • Help Yourself Help Yourself (2007)


  • Terri (2011)


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