Patrick deWitt’s first novel, Ablutions, was published by Granta Books in 2009. He had previously published a short book of random writings and bad advice, Help Yourself Help Yourself. He has also worked as a labourer, a clerk, a dishwasher and a bartender. He now lives with his wife and son in Portland, Oregon. His novel The Sisters Brothers was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2011, and his most recent novel Undermajordomo Minor is now available with Granta Books.