Patrick deWitt’s writing career began when he published a short book of ‘random writings and bad advice’, called Help Yourself Help Yourself.
His first novel, Ablutions, was published in 2009. His second, The Sisters Brothers, won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the Governor General Literary Award and was shortlisted for the 2011 Booker Prize. His writing has appeared in several US magazines and anthologies. He lives in Portland, Oregon.