Patrick DeWitt Loses Man Booker Prize to Julian Barnes

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Arts & Books
Portland-based novelist Patrick deWitt's magical run to the top of the British literary establishment—he was like Harry Potter, if Harry had been a writer, a Canadian, and not disgusted by this analogy—ended this afternoon when he lost the Man Booker Prize to the heavily favored actual British person Julian Barnes.The 36-year-old deWitt, who arrived in Portland from Los Angeles in 2008, shouldn't ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 by Aaron Mesh

Murmurs: Maybe Mayors, Man Booker and the City Dole

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Two prominent lawmakers are close to major career moves: Two-term state Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) spent the weekend at the coast with his wife to arrive at a decision whether to enter t   More
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Patrick deWitt Named to Man Booker Prize Shortlist

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Arts & Books
Britain's prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction announced its shortlist of six novels today—and Portland's Patrick deWitt made the cut with his second book, The Sisters Brothers.This means deWitt, whose British Columbian birth makes him eligible for the literary honor as a citizen of the Commonwealth, will travel to London in October to hear whether he or one of five other finalists—including ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 AARON MESH

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