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K Patrick

K Patrick

K Patrick is a writer based in Glasgow. Their poetry has appeared in Poetry Review and Five Dials, and was shortlisted for The White Review Poetry Prize in 2021, the same year that K was shortlisted for The White Review Fiction Prize for their short story “Eggs”. In 2020, they were runner-up in the Ivan Juritz Prize and the Laura Kinsella Fellowship. Mrs. S is their debut novel.

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October 1-8
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Latest reviews

  •  “A striking queer romance in which lust yields subtle revelations about sexual power and selfhood.”

    — The Guardian, Jun 5 2024
  • Mrs. S ticks all the boxes of what makes a novel great, and K. Patrick has a very distinct writing style that is crisp and powerful.”

    — United by Pop, Mar 17 2024
  • “The novel is erotically charged and textured. It produces a vocabulary for homosexual desire, making visible the nature of power that comes into play with gender.”
    — Deccan Herald, Feb 17 2024
  • “I just want to sit inside the sweaty sentences of the novel over and over.”

    — Autostraddle, Dec 30 2023
  • “A smoldering tale of obsession, queer desire and forbidden love.”

    — NBC Out, Dec 22 2023
  • “A story of power, bravery and ultimate choices.”

    — Gay Times, Dec 15 2023
  • “An atmospheric slow burn of a novel...a story of utmost yearning in the sense of queer desire, the attempt to understand one’s self, and a simple longing to be understood.”
    — Electric Literature, Dec 7 2023
  • “In July...I read Mrs. S by K Patrick...That was a great month of reading.”

    — The Millions, Dec 6 2023
  • “A fever dream of intimacy and a hazy nightmare of yearning.”

    — The Michigan Daily, Dec 6 2023
  • “A taut, spunky, and fiercely original exploration of queer sexual and personal discovery.”
    — Oprah Daily, Nov 8 2023
  • “Some of the best writing about infatuation and obsession I've come across...Mrs. S asks readers to consider the ways we inhabit bodies, how we inhabit our bodies.”
    — The Rumpus, Jul 20 2023
  • “A sly rewriting of Charlotte Brontë's boarding-school romances.”
    — The New Yorker, Jul 11 2023
  • “A striking queer romance in which lust yields subtle revelations about sexual power and marks the author out as a distinctive new talent.”
    — The Observer, Jul 10 2023
  • “A sapphic period piece from K. Patrick.”
    — The Austin Chronicle, Jun 30 2023
  • “K. Patrick's mesmerizing debut, Mrs. S, is atmospheric and disorienting in the most effective way...This is a writer to watch.”

    — Shelf Awareness, Jun 30 2023
  • "Patrick’s poetic, at times elliptical prose style is perfect for building erotic tension.”
    — Chicago Review of Books, Jun 28 2023
  • “Patrick’s staccato sentences add a layer of choppy, additional drama to the text. It becomes a secondary language for butchness, powerful and confident; flowery description unnecessary.”
    — The New York Times Book Review, Jun 20 2023
  • “K Patrick has said of Mrs. S that ‘I just had this impulse to write a horny lesbian novel.’ They have absolutely succeeded at that aim—the granular, finely-worked detailing of longing, fantasising and consummation is wonderfully lascivious.”

    — The White Review, Jun 7 2023
  • “Exciting... Seduction and intrigue abound in this page-turning story about forbidden love.”
    — Chicago Review of Books, Jun 1 2023
  • “A thrillingly evocative debut from a superb young writer...5/5 stars.”
    — The Telegraph, May 31 2023


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