With hoardes of literary awards and nine novels, Patrick Ness is beloved by children and adults alike. His bold, gipping stories refuse to patronise and have even the most book-phobic of teens reading long after lights out.
We were hooked by the Chaos Walking trilogy, which interrogates the value of violence without restarting to saccharin simplification or gratuitous bloodshed. And we were reduced to tears by A Monster Calls, a tender, unflinching exploration of death, which Ness has adapted into a film starring Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver (released 2016).
The Rest of Us Just Live Here: Patrick Ness new book
To celebrate the publication of his new book The Rest of Us Just Live Here, Patrick Ness will be in conversation with Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney at Waterstones Piccadilly this September. Focussing not on heroes and villains, but on the bog-standard, banal people who surround them, the novel promises honesty, humour and heart for young adults and fully fledged grownups. Book now for the rare chance to hear about the story from the author himself.
The £15 tickets include a signed copy of The Rest of Us Just Live Here.
|What||The Rest of Us Just Live Here: Patrick Ness, Waterstones Piccadilly|
|Where||Waterstones, Piccadilly | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Piccadilly Circus (underground)|
On 03 Sep 15, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
|Website||Click here to book via Waterstones|