Patrick Ness (1971) received recognition as a British American book writer, lecturer, screenwriter and journalist. Some of his most popular books include A Monster Calls (2011) and Chaos Walking (2008-2010). He won the Carnegie Medal in 2011 and 2012. Ness also published the screenplay of the 2016 film version of A Monster Calls. Ness born near the Fort Belvoir Army base near Virginia moved with his family to Hawaii. They lived in the area until he turned six and then stayed in Washington over 10 years before moving to Los Angeles. Ness joined the University of Southern California and studied English literature. He worked as a corporate writer at a cable company. His first published story appeared in the Genre magazine in 1997. Ness published a series of books, for example, The Crane Wife (2013), Release (2017) and Burn (2020).
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