Patrick Ness

Last updated 09 January 2020

Patrick Ness
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Patrick Ness

Born: Sunday 17th October 1971 (age: 52)


Patrick Ness is an American author, journalist and lecturer.

He  moved to London at 28 years old and now holds dual citizenship. He is best known for his books for young adults, including the Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls.

Ness won the annual Carnegie Medal from the British librarians both in 2011 and in 2012, recognising each as the best new book for children or young adults published in the U.K.

He is one of seven writers to win two Medals and the second to win consecutively.