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Patrick Dewitt wins the Governor General's Award for Literature

It has been quite a fall for Patrick Dewitt.   His novel The Sisters Brothers was nominated for  four of the big literary prizes.  Earlier this month he won the Writer's Trust prize and this week was named winner of the Governor General's Award!

I really enjoyed the novel.  The Sister's Brothers tells the story of Eli and Charlie Sisters, who are a couple of professional killers, travelling through Oregon and California at the time of the American gold rush.  It's a chaotic world, filled with a range of very quirky characters and Patrick Dewitt is an original and talented storyteller.

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