Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Webinar with Patrick Ness

Today we had the opportunity to join author Patrick Ness online for a live webinar. Ness wrote the Chaos Walking trilogy (The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer, and Monsters of Men). This is an amazing trio of books, and one we highly recommend when customers ask for books they won't be able to put down! These are three of our all-time favorite books.

Ness also wrote the book A Monster Calls, illustrated by Jim Kay. The book was started by author Siobhan Dowd, but was not completed before her death. Patrick Ness was asked to finish the story, and has done so in a compelling and poignant way. The illustrations make the book all the more haunting.  Ness won the Carnegie for A Monster Calls and Kay won the companion award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, making it the first time that one book has won both awards!   

We had the chance to see Patrick Ness when he was in town a few years ago. It was great to connect with him again online, hear the live discussion about his books, and then be able to send in questions which he answered at the end of the webinar.  Thank you to Booklist Online for making this possible!  

No comments:

Post a Comment