Anne Patterson’s first novel, Yes, published by Silvertail Books is set in the fictional town of Derryconnor, somewhere in County Antrim. Yes has been shortlisted for the McKitterick Prize. The McKitterick Prize is awarded by The Society of Authors and given annually to an author over the age of 40 for a first novel, published or unpublished. The winner will be announced on Thursday 19th July.
Anne lives in London but was born in County Armagh and grew up in County Antrim. She works in the NHS, writing between shifts. She’s been writing all her adult life. Inspirational adult education teachers help her focus. A supportive writing group, evolved from friends made on an Arvon Course in 2007, encourage her to keep going. She is currently working on her second novel, which is set between NI and London. Her writing explores the things left unsaid in families and friendships.