Kevin Patterson - Quotes

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The whole world loves a maverick and the whole world wants the maverick to achieve something nobler than simple rebellion. ---->>>

Storms are sex. They exist alongside and are indifferent to words and description and dissection. ---->>>

Solitude sharpens awareness of small pleasures otherwise lost. ---->>>

Because at bottom, I'm interested in fear, and in courage and cowardice and these are easier to get at through fiction, where you can enter people's heads. ---->>>

I like a certain grandeur to a landscape, which both the Arctic and coastal BC have. I like it to be at all times clear that people aren't the dominant fact of a particular geography. ---->>>

I've worked in the Inuit hamlets of the west coast of Hudson Bay since 1994. Over that time I've been very moved by both the pace of social change there - the loss of traditional ways of seeing the world, the affinity for and comfort with the land - and by the social disarray that change of this pace produces. ---->>>

I work on quiet call nights in the hospital, on airplanes and on my sailboat when I have a bit of time - I cram it into wherever it will fit. ---->>>

Medicine and writing are natural companions. ---->>>

Mark Helprin and Lawrence Durrell, both of whom write fat and florid novels that appall me now but opened my eyes to the power of fiction when I was in my 20s. ---->>>


Nationality: Canadian
Born: 12-27, 1964
Birthplace: Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Writer

Kevin Patterson (born December 27, 1964) is a Canadian medical doctor and writer. His short story collection, Country of Cold, won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize in 2003. His latest book, Outside the Wire: The War in Afghanistan in the Words of its Participants, published in 2008, is a collection of first-hand accounts written by soldiers, doctors and aid workers on the front lines of Canada’s war in Afghanistan (wikipedia)