Kevin Patterson grew up in Manitoba and went through medical school at the University of Manitoba after enlisting in the Canadian army. As a specialist in internal medicine, he practices in the Arctic and here on Salt Spring Island.
Kevin’s first book, the 1999 sailing memoir The Water In Between, was a New York Times Notable Book. Country of Cold, his first collection of short fiction, won the 2003 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the first City of Victoria Butler Book Prize that year.
More information about Kevin Patterson is available here.
- The Water in Between: a Journey at Sea (1999)
- Country of Cold (2004)
- Consumption (2006)
- Outside the Wire: the War in Afghanistan in the Words of Its Participants (co-ed; 2008)
- News from the Red Desert (2016)