KEVIN PATTERSON Biography - Writers


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Kevin Patterson (born December 27, 1964 in Kapuskasing, Ontario) is a Canadian writer, whose short story collection Country of Cold won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize in 2004.


Patterson is also a doctor, who put himself through medical school 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.


In 1999, Patterson published The Water in Between, a travel memoir of his sailing expedition in the Pacific Ocean.