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Authors: Patrick Ness

Sites and Interviews

Patrick Ness on Goodreads

Good Reading magazine interview

Screencraft interview about Chaos Walking 

SyFy Wire interview about Class


Biography & Bibliography

I’m Patrick Ness. I claim three states in America as my home (as Americans are wont to do): I was born in Virginia, my first memories are Hawaiian, and I went to junior high and high school in Washington. Then I lived in California for college (at USC) and moved to the United Kingdom in 1999, where I’ve lived (mostly in London) ever since.  (taken from his website)


  • The Crash of Hennington (2003)

  • The Crane Wife (2003)

Novels for YA

  • Chaos Walking series:

    • The Knife of Never Letting Go (2008)

    • The Ask and the Answer (2009)

    • Monsters of Men (2010)

  • Short stories to accompany the Chaos Walking series:

    • 1.5 The New World (2009)

    • 2.5 The Wide, Wide Sea (2013)

    • 3.5 Snowscape (2013)

  • A Monster Calls (2011)

  • More Than This (2013)

  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here (2013)

  • Release (2017)

  • And the Ocean Was Our Sky (2018)

  • Burn (2020)

Short Stories

  • Topics About Which I Know Nothing (2004)

  • "Different for Boys", collected in Losing it (2010)

  • Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts series:

    • "Doctor Who: Tip of the Tongue" (2013)

  • "This Whole Demoing Thing", collected in Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales (2014)


  • A Monster Calls (2016)

  • Class: a Doctor Who television spin-off (2016)

  • Chaos Walking (2021)

Patrick offers some tips for writing your own book here.

Book Trailers

Patrick discusses his books

Book to Film