Lawrence Patchett is a Pākehā writer of fiction. His first book, I Got His Blood on Me: Frontier Tales, was awarded the NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction. In 2013 he was awarded the Todd New Writer’s Bursary and later a Residency for Emerging Writers from the Michael King Writers’ Centre. In 2019 he was awarded the Ursula Bethell Writer’s Residency at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha/the University of Canterbury.
Raised near the Waikirikiri/Selwyn River in Canterbury, he now lives near Wellington with his partner, and has two daughters.