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Patrick DeWitt

Patrick DeWitt

Keynote Speaker: Novelist, Short Story Writer & Screenwriter

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Patrick DeWitt Biography

Patrick DeWitt is a Canadian novelist and screenwriter. He was born on Vancouver Island at Sidney, British Columbia, and later lived in California and Washington state; he currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

His first book, Ablutions: Notes for a Novel (2009), was named a New York Times Editors' Choice book. His second, The Sisters Brothers (2011), was shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize, the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and the 2011 Governor General's Award for English-language fiction. He was one of two Canadian writers, alongside Esi Edugyan, to make all four award lists in 2011. On 1 November 2011, he was announced as the winner of the Rogers Prize, and on 15 November 2011, he was announced as the winner of Canada's 2011 Governor General's Award for English-language fiction. On 26 April 2012, the novel won the 2012 Stephen Leacock Award. Alongside Edugyan, The Sisters Brothers was also a shortlisted nominee for the 2012 Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction. The Sisters Brothers was adapted as a film released in 2018. His third novel, Undermajordomo Minor, was published in 2015. The novel was longlisted for the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

DeWitt's most recent novel, French Exit, was published in August 2018 by Ecco Press, an imprint of HarperCollins. The book was named as a shortlisted finalist for the 2018 Giller Prize. He wrote the screenplay for the 2020 film of the same name.

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Making French Exit with Azazel Jacobs, Patrick deWitt, Michelle ...
Author Patrick deWitt talks 'The Sisters Brothers'

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Patrick DeWitt is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Authors, Literary and Storytelling. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Patrick DeWitt generally travels from Portland, OR, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Howard Michael Gould, Philip Beard and Spike Lee. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Patrick DeWitt for an upcoming event.

Patrick DeWitt Videos

Making French Exit with Azazel Jacobs, Patrick deWitt, Michelle ...
Author Patrick deWitt talks 'The Sisters Brothers'
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