Victoria Patterson

Fiction Writer

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 & Prizes

This Vacant Paradise (Counterpoint Press, 2011)
Drift: Stories (Mariner Books, 2009)
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Freight Stories
Hip Mama
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Los Angeles Times
Quality Women's Fiction
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Snake Nation Review
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Finalist for 2009 Story Prize
Finalist for California Book Award in First Fiction

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Newport Beach, CA
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Last update: Jan 14, 2011