Biography of Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness is an American-British author and screenwriter. Although Ness has published two novels for adults, he is best known for his nine young-adult novels, which include the critically acclaimed Chaos Walking trilogy.

Ness won the prestigious Carnegie Medal in 2011 for Monsters of Men and again in 2012 for A Monster Calls, making him only the second author to win the medal in consecutive years. Ness later adapted A Monster Calls into a screenplay for the 2016 film of the same name. He also wrote and created a Doctor Who spinoff series called Class.

Study Guides on Works by Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness's 2011 fantasy novel A Monster Calls is about a thirteen-year-old boy who learns to overcome his denial about his mother's terminal cancer. Haunted by a nightmare in which his dying mother slips from his grasp as she falls off a...