Bestselling YA author, Patrick Ness, tells Will Kostakis where his powerful stories come from – including the Chaos Walking trilogy, A Monster Calls and his latest and most personal novel, Release. Patrick also shares what it’s like to work as both an author and a screenwriter and how it feels seeing one’s works turn into major motion pictures.

Patrick Ness (International)

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Patrick Ness is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Chaos Walking trilogy and the critically-acclaimed novels A Monster Calls, The Rest of Us Just Live Here and Release. 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.

Will Kostakis (Australian)

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Will Kostakis is an award-winning author from Sydney. After dabbling in reality TV and celebrity journalism, he now writes full time. That said, his real claims to fame are a Twitter spat with Guy Sebastian and that time a member of Destiny's Child said his name. The Sidekicks is his latest novel for young adults.