Patrick Ness is the bestselling author of 'The Chaos Walking' trilogy. Between them, the three books have won just about everything, including the Guardian Award, the Costa Book Award in the children's category and the Carnegie Medal. He has also written books for adults, including a weird and totally wonderful novel called 'The Crash Of Hennington'. He first read at Book Slam back in the mists of time. He also once read with our own Patrick at an event on the South Bank, presumably due to particularly unimaginative, alphabetical booking. He contributed a brilliant story, 'Let Me Entertain You', to 'One For The Trouble - Book Slam Vol. 1' and his latest novel is 'The Crane Wife'.