James Patterson

James Patterson was born on a cattle and grain farm in rural Manitoba, Canada. He has worked as a farm laborer, factory worker, and writer. His fiction was longlisted for the 2016 CBC Short Story Contest. His essays can be found in Maisonneuve and Overland.

  • An aerial shot of Porto in Portugal
    James Patterson
    Photo: Porto, Portugal by Daniel Seßler GRIPPING THE STEEP BANKS of the Douro like a pile of haphazardly shoveled rocks, the city of Porto feels only one pebble’s slip away fr...
  • The legs of a dancer, clad in blue jeans and cowboy boots
    October 14, 2019 | James Patterson
    Photo: Johnny Silvercloud / Flickr Seeking to understand the fascination with America and cowboys that courses through a Scottish subculture, a Canadian writer joins a gun club for its wee...

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