Patrick Ness is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Chaos Walking trilogy and the critically-acclaimed novels A Monster Calls, More Than This and The Rest of Us Just Live Here. John Green has described him as "an insanely beautiful writer". He has won every major prize in children's fiction, including the Carnegie Medal twice. He's also written the screenplay for the film of A Monster Calls, now a major motion picture, and the BBC Dr Who spin-off, Class. The first Chaos Walking film is slated for release in 2020. He lives in Los Angeles, USA.