Victoria Patterson has been dubbed “the Edith Wharton of Orange County” for her brilliant, clear-eyed depictions of the striving, materialistic culture of Newport Beach where she grew up. She is the author of three novels: The Little Brother, The Peerless Four and This Vacant Paradise, a 2011 New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. 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. She lives with her family in Southern California and teaches at Antioch University’s Master of Fine Arts program. .
The New York Times raved, “Victoria Patterson is a capable and canny writer, and she would have to be to take on the subject of her newest novel, The Little Brother, and produce so arresting and haunting an experience.” Susan Straight said, “The Little Brother takes on a real-life situation from the headlines, but Victoria Patterson etches it into fiction – the sad and scary kaleidoscope of family, loyalty and betrayal.”