Patrick Ness's Blog, page 7
August 4, 2013
Greetings to the new commenters. More soon!
July 24, 2013
Right, I'm finally back from a host of travels, with loads of news! First off, there's going to be a public launch for More Than This in London (for all those of you who complain I never London events) at Waterstone's Piccadilly on Weds, 3 September. Tickets are available by calling 0207 851 2419 or emailing email@example.com Hope to see you there!
Finally (for now), I've written a play for the Royal National Institute for the Blind. It's an immersive play called "Now That You've Died" and is narrated by the divine Christopher Eccleston. You can't buy tickets to it, I'm afraid, as it's a publicity fundraiser. But you can win them! Enter here, but hurry, comp ends Sunday.
Thank you so much to all the patient, patient commenters while I was away. I do read them all. More soon.
July 7, 2013
I'm going to be touring for More Than This (first nice non-spoiler review here, btw) in September & October in the UK, Ireland and the US. First dates below, a few more should be added, too. Hope to see you some of these places!
US - 20-21 September - National Book Festival, Washington, DC - Details to come
US - 22 September - Brooklyn Book Festival - Details to come
There'll be at least one more US date to come, and I'm also visiting a bunch of schools!
UK - 4-5 October - - Details to come, but I know I'm doing an event with Meg Rosoff
UK - 8 October - Manchester Literature Festival, Details to come.
More details when I get 'em, but just thought I'd have you save your dates! Greetings to all the new commenters (I do read every single one) from all over the world, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, great stuff. More soon.
June 30, 2013
I'm still travelling (and travelling and travelling...) so a quick hit. I'm being asked a lot about the Chaos Walking short stories, and yes, they're available free to everyone! Just go here (or if you live in Australia here) and get 'em. Tell me what you think!
In the meantime, super warm greetings to all the new commenters (from around the world!) and I'm sorry I can't answer every question. I'm on the road, up before dawn to get to the airport...
June 9, 2013
It might be a few weeks before I can update again, so just wanted to say, don't worry! I'm working, working, working. Lots of exciting things that I'll be able to announce soon, I promise. In the meantime, why not buy The Crane Wife or pre-order More Than This or better yet, get both of them at a proper bookstore?
I'm often on Twitter spouting nonsense, so do press the button to the left to follow me. In the meantime, greetings to the new commenters, and see you on the other side of June!
June 5, 2013
Oh, it's been a busy time. I'm travelling like crazy, doing lots of stuff I can't talk about yet, and then more travelling. Had a big meeting about what's going to be happening with the publication of More Than This in September, which is very cool. I'm travelling again soon (including an appearance at ALA in Chicago), so I'll update when I can. In the meantime, greetings to all the new commenters from all over the world (including All Saints English class, a self-proclaimed older reader, a commenter in French, and a concerned fan from Germany (to whom I can say, don't worry, good things are coming)). In the meantime, how about an iPod EP about carrying your own weight?
Carry, Tori Amos - Hard to be lukewarm about Tori, but her latest album's great.
Carry Me, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Oh, this a beautiful song. Such a beautiful, beautiful song.
Carry My Urn To Ukraine, Army of Lovers - Oh, this is a batshit song. Such a batshit, batshit song.
Don't Carry It All, The Decemberists - What would an EP be without the Decemberists (or Nick Cave?)
Voices Carry, Til Tuesday - Aimee Mann should have loads more fans.
Enjoy. See you again soon!
May 28, 2013
Just back from Australia (and VERY jetlagged) but a quick hit to say that I'm at the Hay Festival this Saturday and Sunday. Saturday is a Crane Wife event with Matt Haig, and Sunday is a YA event with a preview(ish) of More Than This. Hope to see you there!
Greetings to the new commenters (and yep, I remember you, Mary who was asking...)
May 23, 2013
Meantime, greetings to the new commenters (and thanks), and if you're in Sydney this weekend, stop by!
May 16, 2013
Hope you like them. They're meant as companions to the book, so it's best to read each book first. The New World is that one about Viola coming to New World and works best after reading Knife; The Wide, Wide Sea takes place just before the first Spackle War and stars Mistress Coyle, so best read after Ask and the Answer; and Snowscape stars Lee and Wilf and takes place after the end of Monsters of Men (so definitely read Monsters of Men first!). Hope you like them, love to know what you think.
Greetings to the new commenters, now back to my lovely New Zealand/Australia tour...
May 12, 2013
I'm just about to leave for two weeks in New Zealand and Australia (so there might not be updates for a bit, though I do hope to have info on how to get the new Chaos Walking short stories up very soon)), but before I go, the video of me talking about my Doctor Who short story is up! Have a look, I say Doctor Who type things and am dressed perhaps slightly too casually.
And if you're in Australia or New Zealand! Come see me! Here's the schedule:
16 May - 1230pm, Schools Event (might be sold out)
17 May - 530pm, Free YA reading event with Libba Bray, Kate de Goldi & Paula Morri
18 May - 1pm, Solo Crane Wife event (do please come, I get nervous when it's just me!)
20 May - 615pm, Evening paired event with Carlos Ruiz Zafon
23 May - 4pm, Big Read event with Lauren Beukes, Sheila Heti, Nicolas Rothwell, Annette Shun Wah and Arnold Zable.
25 May - 1130am, Solo event about Crane Wife (see above for coming along!)
26 May - 1130am, Storytelling event with Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Greetings to the new commenters!