Patterson, Glenn

Glenn Patterson
Glenn Patterson. Image source culturenorthernireland.org

Glenn Patterson was born in Belfast in 1961.

His novels include Burning Your Own (London, Chatto & Windus, 1988); Fat Lad (Chatto & Windus, 1992); Black Night at Big Thunder Mountain (Chatto & Windus, 1995); The International (London, Anchor, 1999); Number 5 (London, Hamish Hamilton, 2003); That Which Was (Hamish Hamilton, 2004); The Third Party (Belfast, The Blackstaff Press, 2007); and The Mill for Grinding Old People Young (London, Faber and Faber, 2012).

He has also published Lapsed Protestant (Dublin, New Island Books, 2006).

He was shortlisted for the GPA Book Award in 1992 for Fat Lad, and won the Rooney Prize for Literature and a Betty Trask Award for Burning Your Own in 1988.

A member of Aosdána, he lives in Belfast.



Glenn Patterson at Culture Northern Ireland

Glenn Patterson at The National Library of Ireland