Patterson, Kevin© Lawrence Melious

Kevin Patterson grew up in Manitoba, and put himself through medical school by joining the Canadian army. Now a specialist in internal medicine, he practices in the Arctic and on the coast of British Columbia. His first book, The Water In Between, was a New York Times Notable Book. Country of Cold, his debut short fiction collection, won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize in 2003, as well as the inaugural City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. He lives on Saltspring Island. News From The Red Desert transports its reader to Afghanistan in 2001, right into the war zone.

Events Kevin Patterson was involved in

  • Lived-In Stories

    Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 5:00 PM

    Deborah Campbell, Kevin Patterson, and Peter Robinson discuss why they choose to write about what they know best

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  • Personal Odysseys

    Friday, October 28, 2016 - 6:30 PM

    David Bergen, Christopher Kloeble, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, and Kevin Patterson present their new books and share their characters' personal journeys.

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