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"Solitude sharpens awareness of small pleasures otherwise lost." -- Kevin Patterson
Kevin Patterson (born December 27, 1964) is a Canadian medical doctor and writer. His short story collection, Country of Cold, won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize in 2003. His latest book, Outside the Wire: The War in Afghanistan in the Words of its Participants, published in 2008, is a collection of first-hand accounts written by soldiers, doctors and aid workers on the front lines of Canada’s war in Afghanistan.
Patterson was born on December 27, 1964 in Kapuskasing, Ontario but grew up in Selkirk, Manitoba. He put himself through medical school at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg by enlisting in the Canadian army. When his service was up, he worked as a doctor in the Arctic and on the coast of British Columbia while pursuing his MFA in creative writing at the University of British Columbia. In 1999, Patterson published The Water in Between, a travel memoir of his sailing expedition in the Pacific Ocean.
His first novel, Consumption, was published in September 2006 in Canada. He co-edited Outside the Wire: The War in Afghanistan in the Words of its Participants, which was released in January 2008.
Patterson lives on Saltspring Island in British Columbia.
Total Books: 22
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