deWitt, Patrick

*Patrick deWitt is no longer able to attend WordFest.


Patrick deWitt (CAN) is originally from Vancouver, but has lived in California, Washington and Oregon. He is the author of Ablutions and wrote the screenplay for Terri, a film released  2011. In his latest novel, The Sisters Brothers, deWitt pays homage to the classic Western, transforming it into an unforgettable comic tour de force. deWitt beautifully captures the humour, melancholy and grit of the Old West with two brothers bound by blood, violence and love. Film rights for The Sisters Brothers have been sold to a major production company and the novel has been shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize and the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize.




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