#FollowFriday: Patrick Ness

Here we are again: it’s Friday – the first of Advent 2016, no less – and that’s when we take an almost-weekly look at the wonders of Twitter, or more specifically, who Doctor Who fans should follow on the social network.

As it’s Class Week at the DWC, and the finale’s less than 24 hours’ away, today’s #FollowFriday is the wonderful Patrick Ness!

I’ve been a fan of Ness for a while now, having first picked up his novel, A Monster Calls: it was one of the rare books that actually made me cry, and inspired me to pick up further work by the author, including The Crane Wife and, most recently, The Rest of Us Just Live HereA Monster Calls obviously struck a chord with more fans than just myself because it’s been turned into a movie starring Lewis MacDougall (Pan), Felicity Jones (The Unicorn and the Wasp), and Liam Neeson (Schindler’s List). Ooh, and it looks good!

Patrick was originally approached to write an episode of Doctor Who, but this instead turned into a much longer project: the entirety of Class!

That’s right: he wrote For Tonight We Might Die, The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo, Nightvisiting, Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart, Brave-Ish Heart, Detained, The Metaphysical Engine Or What Quill Did, and The Lost. Quite a feat – and something he seems rightly proud of!

(That last article is by the DWC’s very own James Baldock, so check it out!)

Naturally, he also talks about his other work – which I recommend, by the way.

Aside from that, he’s typically positive, funny, and sweary, while recognising Twitter for what it really is.

Follow Patrick @Patrick_Ness.