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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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Lora Hates Spam
Lora Hates Spam rated it 3 weeks ago
by Terry Pratchett This was a re-read for me, although a lot of years passed in between. The figure of Death is undeniably one of Pratchett's best characters and the character develops a lot in this story, but it's actually about Mort, who becomes Death's apprentice. Mort is arguably another of ...
Lora Hates Spam
Lora Hates Spam rated it 1 month ago
by Terry Pratchett This was a weird concept, even for Pratchett. The Hogfather has ceased to be and Death thought he would just fill in for him, with the expected series of misunderstandings of human antics. The daughter of his adopted daughter, Susan, gets caught up in things, much to her chagr...
Tannat
Tannat rated it 1 month ago
Discworld #28 This was a reread although it's been so long that I didn't really remember it. I think I enjoyed it more this time around, mainly because I wasn't stuck so much on it being for "younger readers" and I just really love Maurice's character. I wish he'd retire with one of the old ladies...
XOX
XOX rated it 2 months ago
Stones circle, witches dancing naked and barrier between dimensions. Barrier between other world is thin in some areas and stones circles were put up as barrier for things to get through. So when crop circles appear on unlikely places, Granny Weatherwax is on the case. Young witch Magrat is...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 5 months ago
"The Shepherd's Crown" was the last novel Terry Pratchett completed before his death, except, he didn't really get the time to finish it. The whole story is there from end to end but the book fades as it goes along. Reading it was like starting with a fully finished movie where the lighting,...
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