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Who was Terry Pratchett?
Sir Terence David John Pratchett OBE was born on 28th April 1948, who died at the age of 66 in 2015. In 2007 he announced that he had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and later made a substantial donation to Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Terry Pratchett was an English humorist, satirist and author of fantasy novels, especially comic fantasy. His most notable works come under his vast Discworld series, which has 41 novels, with them all coming under their own subseries, with quite a few of them adapted to screen. His other well known novel is a collaboration he did with Neil Gaiman, Good Omens, which has been adapted into a series which was picked up by Amazon Prime, starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant.
His books have sold over 100 million copies worldwide in 43 different languages, and in the 1990’s he was the UK’s best selling author which led to him receiving the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1998. On 18th February 2009, Pratchett was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, for his services to literature. And in 2010, he received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement.
28th of April, 1948 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, UK
Died on 12th of March, 2015, aged 66.
Fantasy, Science Fiction, Humour and Comedy, Children’s.
The Carpet People
Published by Colin Smythe Ltd
3.73 out of 5 on Goodreads
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1989: Pyramids, British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel
1998: Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
2004: The Wee Free Men, Locus Award for Best Young Adult Book
2005: Going Postal, nominated for Hugo Award
2010: I Shall Wear Midnight, for Nebula Award
No, what he didn’t like about heroes was that they were usually suicidally gloomy when sober and homicidally insane when drunk.
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