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Patrick Ness was born at Fort Belvoir, Va., but now lives in London. Ness has never wanted to be anything but a writer and writes about 1,000 words per day. He has received the Carnegie Medal twice, the Costa Children’s Book Award, the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Red House Book Award and other honors. Ness is well-known for his best-selling Chaos Walking series, which includes the award-winning titles “The Knife of Never Letting Go,” “The Ask and the Answer” and “Monsters of Men.” His other books include “More Than This,” “The Crane Wife” and his most recent young adult novel, “The Rest of Us Just Live Here.” In October 2016, the film adaptation of his popular novel “A Monster Calls” (Candlewick) will be released.

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Patrick Ness