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Patrick Ness        

Author, Journalist, Lecturer & Screenwriter

Patrick Ness is the author of the Chaos Walking trilogy. He has written nine books: 2 novels for adults (The Crash of Hennington and The Crane Wife), 1 short story collection for adults (Topics About Which I Know Nothing) and 6 novels for young adults (The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer, Monsters of Men, A Monster Calls, More Than This and The Rest of Us Just Live Here).

The Knife of Never Letting Go, Book One of the trilogy, won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Booktrust Teenage Prize. The Ask and The Answer, the second book in the trilogy won the Costa Children's Book Award 2009. The third book, Monsters of Men, was released in September 2010.

Ness has written screenplays as well, including for the 2016 movie version of A Monster Calls starring Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver and Felicity Jones, and the 2021 film Chaos Walking. He also wrote and executive produced the 2016 Doctor Who television spin-off. He has taught Creative Writing at Oxford University, and was a literary critic for the Guardian.

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