Patrick Ness: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Patrick Ness, author of A Monster Calls.

  • Patrick Ness was born on 17 October 1971 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia in the United States.

  • His father was in the military, so Patrick moved quite a bit when he was a child. He lived in Virginia, Hawaii, Washington State and California.
  • Patrick Ness studied English Literature at the University of Southern California.
  • He move to London in 1999.
  • In 2006 he formed a civil partnership with his partner, and in 2013, following the legalization of same-sex marriage in California, his partner and he got married.
  • He taught a creative writing course at Oxford University,
  • His children’s book The Knife of Never Letting Go, published by Walker Books, won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.
  • A Monster Calls, published in 2011, is his most well-known book to date.
  • Patrick Ness wrote a Doctor Who spin-off TV series called Class.
  • His Chaos Walking series consists of three books, The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer and Monsters of Men.
  • In 2016 A Monster Calls was released as a movie. Patrick Ness wrote the screenplay, and the film starred Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, and Liam Neeson.
  • He doesn’t like onions.
  • Her prefers mountains to beaches.
  • He likes reading novels written by Peter Carey, Nicola Barker, Ali Smith, David Foster Wallace and Terry Pratchett.
  • His first  book, The Crash of Hennington, published in 2003, was a book for adults.

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