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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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Tannat
Tannat rated it 2 days ago
Series: Discworld #6 This is still an early Discworld book, so the world isn't fully fleshed out and Pratchett, although entertaining, still hasn't quite hit his groove. It's the first book with the witches (no, Equal Rites doesn't really count in my book) and we see that Granny Weatherwax isn't n...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it 1 week ago
My first foray into the Witches subseries and oh boy, what an adventure it was. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, even though I haven´t been able to pick up all the references and subtleties the story has to offer due to not having read most of Shakespeare´s plays (I really have to read Hamlet and Mac...
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WhiskeyintheJar Romance rated it 1 week ago
She gave the guards a nod as she went through. It didn’t occur to either of them to stop her because witches, like beekeepers and big gorillas, went where they liked. Part of the Discworld but also the Witches series, Granny, Nanny, and Magrat run and steal the show. I would describe this as kind ...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it 2 weeks ago
The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money. Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowance. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of okay for a...
Tannat
Tannat rated it 2 weeks ago
Series: Discworld #26 Excellent Pratchett. I'm not sure what else to say. There's an organisation called the Monks of History that can basically control time and Susan shows up to save the world. With "help" (/hindrance) from the Death of Rats and its Raven. If you'd like to know more or just gi...
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