At The Desk, with Patricia Westerhof

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The Dove in Bathurst Station won Best Contemporary Novel award!

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Click on the link to see a short video of the Awards Gala in June 2014.

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Toronto Quarterly Interview

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Patricia Westerhof was born to Dutch Canadian parents, and has lived in the Netherlands, Alberta and Ontario. She is the author of The Dove in Bathurst Station (Brindle & Glass, 2013), a novel, and of Catch Me When I Fall (Brindle & Glass, 2011), a collection of linked stories. She co-authored The Writer’s Craft, a textbook for creative writing students. Her short stories have been published in Room Magazine, The Dalhousie Review, and the anthology Trees Running Backward. Patricia lives in Toronto where she teaches English and creative writing. TTQ – What inspired you to start writing and who were some of your early influences or mentors? Patricia Westerhof – Many years ago, when I was in university, I thought I was a poet. It was a tremendous...

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The Next Big Thing Interview

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  I’m delighted to be part of The Next Big Thing, a sort of tag game for writers that’s leaping from blog to blog.  Each tagged writer talks about the next big thing he/she is working on, then tags five other writers who answer the interview questions, and so on.  It’s an entertaining way for readers to find out about writers’ works-in-progress. I’ve been tagged by Shari Lapeña, author of Things Go Flying and Happiness Economics. Visit her blog to find out about her work-in-progress. And now here’s the scoop on my upcoming book: What is your working title of your book? The Dove in Bathurst Station Where did the idea come from for the book? A few things grabbed my attention at about the same time, and, together, they got this book started. ...

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Toronto Book Launch

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I had a great time at the Gladstone Hotel for my Toronto book...

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First Blog Post

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Hello and welcome to my website.  Though I’m busy editing the manuscript of Catch Me When I Fall, I added “Write first blog entry” to this morning’s agenda.  I turned on my computer and read the quotations on my Google home page.  “Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard,” said Daphne du Maurier.  For now we’ll just chew on that.

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