Kevin Patterson grew up in Selkirk, Manitoba, and put himself through medical school by enlisting in the Canadian Army. When his stint was up, he worked as a doctor in the Arctic and on the B.C. coast while studying for his MFA at UBC. He is currently an internist, living on Salt Spring Island. His previous book, a collection of short stories called Country of Cold, was the winner of the inaugural City of Victoria Butler Book Prize as well as the prestigious Roger’s Writers’ Trust Award.
Kevin Patterson spent three months in the winter of 2007 working at a hospital in Kandahar, treating civilians and soldiers alike. Drawing from the experience, he co-edited Outside the Wire, an anthology of writing about the war in Afghanistan in the words of soldiers, doctor and volunteers who have experienced it.
Random House Canada, Summer 2016
Random House Canada, August 2006
Nan A. Talese Books, US, August 2007
Albin Michel, France
Random House Canada, 2003
Nan A. Talese, US, 2003
Nominated for the BC Book Prize’s Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize 2004
Winner of the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize 2003
Random House Canada, 2000
Nan A. Talese, US, 2000
Kevin’s Books with Jane Warren:
Random House Canada, December 2007