• Arts & Entertainment

    Interview With Patrick Ness: Author and Screenwriter of “A Monster Calls”

    Patrick Ness is the author and screenwriter of the recently adapted novel “A Monster Calls”, a work inspired by Siobhan Dowd who died of cancer before the book’s publication. “A Monster Calls” tells the story of 12-year-old, Conner O’Malley, who struggles to cope with his mother’s terminal cancer. Everywhere Conner turns he is met with misunderstanding. At school, he is bullied, and at home, his domineering grandmother treats him like a child—until one night when he is visited by an imposing tree monster that tries to help him come to terms with his frustration. The film, which I reviewed in an earlier issue of the Knight News, is a deeply…