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Patrick Ness - Author

Patrick Ness was born on an army base called Fort Belvoir, near Alexandria, Virginia, in the United States. His father was a drill sergeant in the US Army. He lived in Hawaii until he was almost six, spent the ten years after that in suburban Washington state, and then on to Los Angeles, where he studied English Literature at the University of Southern California.

His main job after graduating was as corporate writer at a cable company, writing manuals, form letters and speeches and once even an advertisement for the Gilroy, California Garlic Festival (this is true). If you're American and hated your cable company, he probably wrote you a letter of apology.

He got his first story published in Genre magazine in 1997 and was working on his first novel when he moved to London in 1999. He's lived here ever since. Sometimes he teaches creative writing but mostly he tries to write 1,000 words a day, 'come hell or high water'.

 In May 2008, he published The Knife of Never Letting Go, his first book for young adults. It won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Booktrust Teenage Prize and he hasn't looked back since.

Here is an interview with Patrick Ness where he talks about his new book The Rest of Us Just Live Here.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Patrick Ness

1. He has a tattoo of a rhinoceros.
2. He has run two marathons.
3. He is a certified scuba diver.
4. He wrote a radio comedy about vampires.
5. He has never been to New York City but...
6. He has been to Sydney, Auckland and Tokyo.
7. He got accepted into film school but turned it down to study writing.
8. He was a goth as a teenager (well, as much of a goth as you could be in Tacoma, Washington and still have to go to church every Sunday).
9. He is no longer a goth.
10. Under no circumstances will he eat onions.

Click here to read a Q&A with Patrick Ness

Author photo © Helen Giles

Author's Website: https://www.patrickness.com/

Books Authored By Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls

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Burn

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Burn

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Burn

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And the Ocean Was Our Sky

Patrick Ness

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Chaos Walking Boxed Set

Patrick Ness

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And The Ocean Was Our Sky

Patrick Ness

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And the Ocean Was Our Sky

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Monsters of Men

Patrick Ness

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Monsters of Men

Patrick Ness

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The Knife of Never Letting Go

Patrick Ness

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The Ask and the Answer

Patrick Ness

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£11.69 £12.99

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A Monster Calls (Movie Tie-in)

Patrick Ness

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£7.19 £7.99

The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Patrick Ness

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Patrick Ness

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£11.69 £12.99

A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness

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The Ask and the Answer

Patrick Ness

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More Than This

Patrick Ness

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£8.09 £8.99

More Than This

Patrick Ness

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More Than This

Patrick Ness

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£11.69 £12.99

Monsters of Men

Patrick Ness

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A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness

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£8.99 £9.99

Monster Calls

Patrick Ness

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Ask and the Answer

Patrick Ness

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Monsters of Men

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