Author Archives: Victoria Patterson

About Victoria Patterson

Victoria Patterson is the author of The Peerless Four (Counterpoint Press, November 2013). Her previous novel, This Vacant Paradise, was a 2011 New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and garnered rave reviews in Booklist, the New York Journal of Books, the Hollywood Reporter, and other major publications. Her story collection, Drift, was a finalist for the California Book Award, the 2009 Story Prize and was selected as one of the best books of 2009 by The San Francisco Chronicle. Her work has appeared in various publications and journals, including the Los Angeles Review of Books, Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Southern Review. She lives with her family in Southern California and teaches at Antioch University’s Master of Fine Arts program.

Lindsey Van and the Fight for the Olympic Women’s Ski-Jump

Victoria Patterson on the great American ski jumper Lindsey Van’s quest to make her sport open to women in the Games. Continue reading

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Amazons: Don DeLillo’s Obscure “Intimate Memoir”

Victoria Patterson on the “intimate memoir by the first woman ever to play in the National Hockey League”…by Don DeLillo. Continue reading

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