Wed, 10/04/2013 - 11:57
Walker Books Group has revealed the cover and more information about More Than This, the new YA novel from Carnegie Medal-winning author Patrick Ness.
Simultaneous release is planned in the UK, America and Australia this September.
The book traces the life, or perhaps afterlife, of a teenager,...
Thu, 14/03/2013 - 12:53
World Book Night UK will be holding its main event in Liverpool this year, in a collaboration between World Book Night, the BBC and Liverpool City Council. Previous flagship events have been staged in London.
Authors Philippa Gregory (pictured), Jasper Fforde, Jeanette Winterson, Patrick Ness and Jackie Kay‚who all have books...
Thu, 08/11/2012 - 08:30
The Ruler of Sharjah has called on publishers to embrace digital, but make sure authors and publishers continue to play a prominent role in society. The Ruler, Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, was speaking as he opened the 31st Sharjah International Book Fair.
The children's writer Patrick Ness was a surprise winner of...
Fri, 15/06/2012 - 07:52
A Monster Calls (Walker Books) written by Patrick Ness and illustrated by Jim Kay, has become the first book ever to win both the CILIP Carnegie and CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals.
Ness is also only the second author to win the award in consecutive years (the first being Peter Dickinson in 1979 and 1980), having won in 2011 for...
Fri, 04/05/2012 - 11:00
Canongate has acquired the first adult novel written by Patrick Ness since 2003, with editorial director Francis Bickmore pre-empting world English rights from Michelle Kass.
Canongate will publish The Crane Wife as a lead fiction title in early summer 2013. It is Ness' third book for adults, following The Crash of...
Wed, 08/02/2012 - 09:31
Crime writer Peter James, Chinese author and screenwriter Bi Feiyu and children’s writer Patrick Ness will be London Book Fair’s authors of the day at the 2012 event, which will take place between 16th and 18th April.
The author of the day programme showcases one author each day of the Fair, through...
Thu, 23/06/2011 - 15:55
Walker Books author Patrick Ness has won this year's CILIP Carnegie Medal for his novel Monsters of Men (Walker Books), using the ceremony today to attack the government's library cuts and to accuse education secretary Michael Gove of political opportunism.
In his acceptance speech during the award ceremony at Bafta...
Fri, 04/03/2011 - 09:06
Booktrust Teenage Prize-winner Patrick Ness has been shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
The shortlist of six was chosen from 54 eligible submissions which award director Tom Hunter described as “one of the highest submission years we’ve ever had”.
Wed, 24/03/2010 - 08:35
Author Patrick Ness is to complete a novel begun by Siobhan Dowd, who died in 2007.
The novel, which is as yet-untitled, centres around the healing powers of the yew tree. Dowd suffered from breast cancer and the drug, Tomoxifen, used in treatment of such cancer is derived from the yew.
In the story, a boy whose mother is...
Tue, 05/01/2010 - 09:25
Colm Toibin has fought off competition from Man Booker-winner Hilary Mantel to pick up the Costa Novel Award for his sixth book Brooklyn (Viking). Raphael Selbourne, Patrick Ness, Graham Farmelo, and poet Christopher Reid were the other category winners as independent publishers picked up four of the five gongs.