Patrick Ness is the author of seven novels and a short story collection. He has won the Carnegie Medal twice, the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and the Costa Children’s Book Award and has been shortlisted for the Waterstones UK Author of the Year category in the 2013 National Book Awards. In 2012, his bestselling novel A Monster Calls became the first ever to win both the Kate Greenaway and Carnegie Medals. His books are published in over twenty languages. Born in America, he lives in London.