- Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett, OBE was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works
|Real name:||Terence David John Pratchett|
|Born:||28 April 1948 Comment |
|When did Terry Pratchett die? / Died||12 March 2015|
|How many years did Terry Pratchett live? / Lived||66 years|
|Where was Terry Pratchett born?||Beaconsfield, United Kingdom|
Terry Pratchett facts
- He is best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels
- Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971
- The first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983, after which he wrote two books a year on average
- His 2011 Discworld novel Snuff was at the time of its release the third-fastest-selling hardback adult-readership novel since records began in the UK, selling 55,000 copies in the first three days
- His final Discworld novel, The Shepherd's Crown, was published in August 2015, five months after his death
- Pratchett, with more than 85 million books sold worldwide in 37 languages, was the UK's best-selling author of the 1990s
- He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1998 and was knighted for services to literature in the 2009 New Year Honours
- In 2001 he won the annual Carnegie Medal for The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, the first Discworld book marketed for children
- He received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 2010
- In December 2007, Pratchett announced that he had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease
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Last update: 12 February 2017
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