Victoria Patterson

Author's Bio

Victoria Patterson is the author of the novel This Vacant Paradise. Drift, her collection of interlinked short stories, was a finalist for the California Book Award and the 2009 Story Prize. The San Francisco Chronicle selected Drift as one of the best books of 2009. Her work has appeared in various publications and journals, including the Los Angeles Times, Alaska Quarterly Review, and the Southern Review. She lives with her family in Southern California and teaches through the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and as a Visiting Assistant Professor at UC Riverside.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Drift: Stories
(Mariner Books, 2009)
, This Vacant Paradise
(Counterpoint Press, 2011)
Journals: 
Alaska Quarterly Review, Crate, FiveChapters, Florida Review, Freight Stories, Hip Mama, Literary Mama, Los Angeles Times, Quality Women's Fiction, Santa Monica Review, Snake Nation Review, Southern Review, The Sun
Prizes Won: 
Finalist for 2009 Story Prize Finalist for California Book Award in First Fiction

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Caucasian
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Whittier
Raised in: 
Newport Beach, CA
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Last updated: Jan 14, 2011