Patrick deWitt

Patrick deWitt is a Canadian novelist.
Patrick deWitt is an award-winning novelist. (House of Anansi/Canadian Press)

Patrick deWitt is a novelist from Portland, Ore., by way of Vancouver Island. He has written several critically acclaimed novels, including The Sisters Brotherswhich won the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction, the Leacock Medal for Humour, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. His other books include Undermajordomo Minor and French ExitFrench Exit was on the shortlist for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Books by Patrick deWitt


Patrick DeWitt on his Giller nominated book French Exit.

CBC Books: Patrick deWitt

12 years ago
Duration 4:39
The author of The Sisters Brothers talks about his literary inspirations.

Patrick DeWitt's Fun New Book Idea

12 years ago
Duration 0:20
A fun idea from Governor General's Award winner Patrick DeWitt for a new book, after not winning the Giller Prize.
Acceptance speech of winner of Governor General's Literary Award for fiction.