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Patrick Ness

Bestselling and award-winning novelist Patrick Ness was born in Virginia, USA, and spent his upbringing in the states of Hawaii, Washington and California. He has lived in London since 1999. He is the author of a novel and short story collection for adults, but is best known for the Chaos Walking trilogy: The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer and Monsters of Men. The trilogy has won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Costa Children’s Book of the Year Prize, and the Booktrust Teenage Prize. In 2011 Monsters of Men won the prestigious Carnegie Medal after all three books in the trilogy were shortlisted, the first time that has ever happened.

A Monster Calls is Patrick’s sixth book, created from the final idea of 2009 Carnegie Medal winner Siobhan Dowd, whose early death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself. In 2012 it became the first book ever to win both the Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway Award in the same year.

Books by Patrick Ness

  • A Monster Calls (Film Edition)

    A Monster Calls (Film Edition)

  • A Monster Calls (Non-Illustrated Edition)

    A Monster Calls (Non-Illustrated Edition)

  • Monsters of Men

    Monsters of Men

  • The Ask and the Answer

    The Ask and the Answer

  • The Knife of Never Letting Go

    The Knife of Never Letting Go

Awards

Patrick Ness has twice won the Carnegie Medal for Monsters of Men and A Monster Calls. He has also won a number of other major awards including the Booktrust Teenage Prize, the Guardian Children’s Book Prize, the Costa Children’s Book Award, the Galaxy Book of the Year and the Red House Prize.