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Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was fifteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter. His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe. Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer,... show more
Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was fifteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter. His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe. Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983. In 1987 he turned to writing full time, and has not looked back since. To date there are a total of 36 books in the Discworld series, of which four (so far) are written for children. The first of these children's books, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal. A non-Discworld book, Good Omens, his 1990 collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller, and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early 2006 (it is also available as a mass market paperback (Harper Torch, 2006) and trade paperback (Harper Paperbacks, 2006). Terry's latest book, Nation, a non-Discworld standalone YA novel was published in October of 2008 and was an instant New York Times and London Times bestseller. Regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English-language satirists, Pratchett has won numerous literary awards, was named an Officer of the British Empire "for services to literature" in 1998, and has received four honorary doctorates from the Universities of Warwick, Portsmouth, Bath, and Bristol. His acclaimed novels have sold more than 55 million copies (give or take a few million) and have been translated into 36 languages. Terry Pratchett lives in England with his family, and spends too much time at his word processor.  Some of Terry's accolades include: The Carnegie Medal, Locus Awards, the Mythopoetic Award, ALA Notable Books for Children, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Book Sense 76 Pick, Prometheus Award and the British Fantasy Award.

Terry Pratchett died aged 66 after losing Alzheimer's battle.
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Birth date: 1948-04-28
Died: 2015-03-12
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Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it 1 week ago
It seems every Discworld novel I read is a bit more entertaining than the last. I haven’t laughed this hard at a book since Ian Doescher penned the words [Exit, pursued by a wampa. Feminism on the Disc is really . . . well, it’s really something! I loved spending time with Granny and Esk and hardly ...
Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it 1 week ago
This book is about 86.5% world building that quickly becomes tedious, 13% set-up for future books, and .5% actual plot. It’s got traces of Pratchett’s humor here and there, but not nearly enough to save it. It’s a really cool premise and I can see why some people love it, but ugh. I have never bee...
Locus Amoenus: All By My Shelf
Locus Amoenus: All By My Shelf rated it 1 week ago
I'm an incoherent, blubbering, giggling mess after reading this. I'm also kicking myself for not having started to read these earlier. I must have highlighted over 50% of my Kindle edition, because Pratchett was such a genius at putting words together in the most amazing - dare I say magical? - ways...
Ani's Book Abyss
Ani's Book Abyss rated it 1 week ago
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett Book 3 of Discworld | Book 1 of Witches On Discworld, a dying wizard tries to pass on his powers to an eighth son of an eighth son, who is just at that moment being born. The fact that the son is actually a daughter is discovered just a little too late. The town ...
Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 2 weeks ago
Description: "The last thing the wizard Drum Billet did, before Death laid a bony hand on his shoulder, was to pass on his staff of power to the eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately for his colleagues in the chauvinistic (not to say misogynistic) world of magic, he failed to check on the ne...
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