Patrick DeWitt

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French Exit by Patrick DeWitt review – eccentric pleasures
A dysfunctional mother-son duo flee to Paris in a dazzling tragicomedy from the author of The Sisters Brothers

Justine Jordan

10, Oct, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Patrick deWitt: ‘I couldn’t finish The Magic Mountain. I was loving it, too. What happened?’
The author on discovering that Richard Brautigan was not a sweetheart, and his love of Asterix comics

Patrick deWitt

21, Sep, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Patrick deWitt: ‘In unhappy times, the healthiest thing is to turn to humour’
The Canadian novelist explains how Monty Python influences his writing, and his belief in the supernatural

Hannah Beckerman

15, Sep, 2018 @5:00 PM

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The age of anxiety: what does Granta’s best young authors list say about America?
The US is in crisis - what about its literature? Michelle Dean reports on the 2017 Granta list of writers under 40, which is as diverse as the country itself

Michelle Dean

26, Apr, 2017 @3:50 PM

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Patrick deWitt interview: ‘Certain writers look down their noses at plot. I was one of them – until I tried it’
The books interview: The author and screenwriter talks about his lucky break in a bar, making readers laugh and kicking genres in the teeth

Susanna Rustin

14, Nov, 2015 @12:59 PM

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Undermajordomo Minor review – Patrick deWitt’s bittersweet fairytale
Patrick deWitt’s deadpan coming-of-age novel is at its best when he lets his characters’ humour take over

Anthony Cummins

27, Sep, 2015 @1:00 PM

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Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt review – a comic tale with a touching protagonist
The Booker-shortlisted The Sisters Brothers was a hard act to follow, but DeWitt’s riff on the folk tale transports the reader to a gothic Europe drawn with relish and bravado

Liz Jensen

05, Sep, 2015 @11:00 AM

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Jacques Audiard to adapt The Sisters Brothers for English-language debut
The Beat That My Heart Skipped director saddles up to direct western starring John C Reilly

Guardian film

25, Aug, 2015 @10:49 AM

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Reading American cities: books about Portland
Known as a vegan-friendly, coffee-obsessed, bike-riding haven, the Oregon city has only recently entered popular consciousness – mostly thanks to parodies of its hipsters. Jon Raymond explores the books that cast light on the best-kept secret of the Pacific Northwest

Jon Raymond

23, Apr, 2015 @4:30 PM

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Patrick deWitt and Esi Edugyan compete for historical fiction prize
Canadian authors who clashed on Booker shortlist are both in the running for £25,000 Walter Scott prize

Alison Flood

04, Apr, 2012 @11:23 AM

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Ablutions by Patrick deWitt – review

The first novel from the author of The Sisters Brothers is a booze-soaked extravaganza set in a Hollywood bar, says Anthony Cummins

Anthony Cummins

08, Jan, 2012 @12:05 AM

Sue Arnold's audiobook choice – reviews
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt, Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan, Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch and Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

Sue Arnold

14, Oct, 2011 @9:55 PM

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