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Patrick Ness


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Patrick Ness is an American author, journalist and lecturer who lives in London. He holds both American and British citizenship (British since 2005). He published his first story in Genre magazine in 1997 and was working on his first novel when he moved to London in 1999. Since then he has published four novels.He taught creative writing at Oxford University and has written and reviewed for The Daily Telegraph, The TLS, The Sunday Telegraph and The Guardian. He currently reviews for The Guardian.
 

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Romance, Children's Fiction
 
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Series
Chaos Walking
   0.5. The New World (2010)
   1. The Knife of Never Letting Go (2008)
   2. The Ask and the Answer (2009)
   2.5. The Wide, Wide Sea (2018)
   3. Monsters of Men (2010)
   3.5. Snowscape (2018)
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Novels
   The Crash of Hennington (2003)
   A Monster Calls (2011)
   The Crane Wife (2013)
   More Than This (2013)
   The Rest of Us Just Live Here (2015)
   Release (2017)
   And the Ocean Was Our Sky (2018)
   Burn (2020)
   Different for Boys (2023)
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Collections
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Series contributed to
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Doctor Who
   12 Doctors 12 Stories (2014) (with others)
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Patrick Ness recommends
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A Market of Dreams and Destiny (2023)
Trip Galey
"A book as rich with wonder as the market in its pages. Galey's London is a world where anything - anything - is for sale: a glance, the feeling of moonlight, true love. Careful or you might end up bartering your heart away."
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Impossible Creatures (2023)
Katherine Rundell
"A menagerie of delights. So packed with magic you'll want to take notes. Impossible Creatures is a world you'll want to move into."
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The Broken Places (2023)
Russell Franklin
"A humane and compassionate look at a fascinating life, the complexity of gender, and the destructive legacy of being the child of the world's most famous alpha male."

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Books containing stories by Patrick Ness
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Thirteen Doctors 13 Stories (2019)
(Doctor Who)
edited by
Naomi Alderman
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Monstrous Affections (2014)
An Anthology of Beastly Tales
edited by
Gavin J Grant and Kelly Link

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Awards
2012 Carnegie Medal : A Monster Calls
2011 Carnegie Medal : Monsters of Men
2009 Costa Book Award for Children's Book : The Ask and the Answer
2008 Otherwise Award : The Knife of Never Letting Go

Award nominations
2018 YA Book Prize (nominee) : Release
2018 Carnegie Medal (nominee) : Release
2016 YA Book Prize (nominee) : The Rest of Us Just Live Here
2016 Carnegie Medal (nominee) : The Rest of Us Just Live Here
2015 Carnegie Medal (nominee) : More Than This
2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award (nominee) : Monsters of Men
2010 Carnegie Medal (nominee) : The Ask and the Answer
2009 Carnegie Medal (nominee) : The Knife of Never Letting Go


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