Patrick Ness's Blog
October 17, 2017
I have so badly ignored this site. I’ll really try harder, I promise. Ugh, social media though, huh? THE ADDICTION TO IT IS INSANE!! I check it compulsively, even when I don’t want to, even (especially) when I’ve got work to do. Today is my birthday, for example, and I couldn’t stop checking it for birthday stuff! I’m a grown human! Unfortunately, my OCD has found a foothold there and, despite having tried different approaches for years, nothing’s worked so far so:
I’m deactivating my...
August 16, 2017
Hello! If you’re in America, I’ve just put up dates for my US book tour for Release in the Events section. Come along! All free! I’ll be in New York, Philadelphia, DC/Chevy Chase, Chicago, Austin and Seattle in September. A few dates with Adam Silvera, too! Can’t wait to see you.
And shooting on the Chaos Walking movie starts next week! Amazing, I know, after all this time. Cast includes Tom Holland as Todd, Daisy Ridley as Viola, Mads Mikkelsen as Mayor Prentiss, Nick Jonas as Davy,...
February 10, 2017
The UK and US covers for Release have been revealed! The UK cover is the pathway one and is out in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Denmark in May, and the railway one is the US cover and is out there and Canada in September. I can’t wait for you to read this one. I talk about it a little here to Buzzfeed. Hope you like it! Not long now…
January 26, 2017
Have a look at the UK cover of my new novel Release (out 4 May in the UK and Ireland) on Buzzfeed! I also talk about the story and where it came from. Have a look!
The book is out in September in North America, and I’ll have a cover reveal for that one in early February!
December 13, 2016
Hey, guys, I know, I’ve been remiss here, but I promise to keep it up better. For now, the two big things are that A Monster Calls opens in the US (limited) on 23 December and wide on 6 January, and opens nationwide in the UK on 1 January. Hope you like it!
Next year brings a new book, too, Release. So lots to come! Events and touring, too.
More soon about everything. All best. Patrick
May 1, 2016
March 17, 2016
What a pleasure to find out that The Rest of Us Just Live Here is on the Carnegie Shortlist. They’ve been so kind and generous to me, and I’m so thrilled Rest of Us is there! If I win, I’d be the first to win a third medal, which would have been unthinkable when I started out. All I wanted to do was get a book published! And really, I’m from a small town where absolutely nobody famous comes from or anyone does anything like write books. If I can get here from there, you really can, too, I mea...
March 11, 2016
This year’s YA Book Prize Shortlist has been announced and 1) it’sstonkingly strong and 2) The Rest of Us Just Live Here is on it! If you’re looking for very fine YA to read, you could do a LOT worse than start with that list. Winner announced 2 June.
February 18, 2016
November 19, 2015
Hey, world, how would you like to watch THE FIRST OFFICIAL TEASER TRAILER FOR THE MOVIE OF A MONSTER CALLS!!!!!!!!
I’ll be honest, when Liam says, “He called… for a *monster*…” I get all weepy inside.