“DeWitt’s great gift lies in his ability to depict the Everyman in extremis – heroism hidden in plain sight.” —The Daily Telegraph
Patrick Dewitt is a screenwriter and author, with a bevvy of best-selling novels to his name. Two of his books, French Exit (an international bestseller and a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize), and The Sisters Brothers (winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction and the Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the Booker Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize), have been adapted into movies. His other books include the critically acclaimed Undermajordomo Minor and Ablutions.
In his latest work, the Librarianist, we learn the story of Bob Comet, a retired librarian who has lived his life through and for literature, unaware that his own experience is a poignant and affecting narrative in itself. In a starred review, Kirkus said the book “brings to mind John Williams’ Stoner and Thoreau’s chestnut about ‘lives of quiet desperation’… a quietly effective and moving character study.” Another review in the Willamette Week, calls it “an entertaining menagerie of strange characters and numerous apt and evocative phrases.”
Born in British Columbia, he now resides in Portland, Oregon.
Patrick’s appearance is supported by Author Patrons the Blurred Words Book Club
Appearing in 29. The Librarianist