Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness was BookTrust's first ever Writer in Residence and used the post to blog about his writing and contribute lots of exciting stuff.

Patrick Ness

Patrick is the author of The Knife of Never Letting Go, which won the 2008 BookTrust Teenage Prize, and its sequel The Ask and the Answer. He has also written a novel and a collection of short stories for adults, although he prefers not to categorise his writing in this way.

Upon becoming Writer in Residence, Patrick joked in his first blog:

'It's an online writer-in-residency, so it's not like I'm getting a cliffside retreat with dramatic views of Bodmin Moor or anything (grumble grumble).
'The benefit of being online, though, is that it's open and available to everyone to come and have a peek, and this is regardless of age, younger writers just starting out being particularly welcome. So roll up, roll up! There are plenty of good things in store.'

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The Knife of Never Letting Go

The Knife of Never Letting Go

Patrick Ness

The first in a series, this enthralling sci-fi/fantasy novel grips readers throughout, presenting them with tough questions about identity, ethics and the nature of truth.

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The Ask and the Answer

The Ask and the Answer

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Themes of dictatorship, terrorism and privacy reign in Ness’s darker science fiction sequel to The Knife of Never Letting Go.

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Connor's mum has cancer and life is changing. There is the nightmare, then there is school, where people avoid him, or persecute him. And then there is the immense, mythic Monster.

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