Terry Pratchett

Novelist Terry Pratchett
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Profession: Novelist


Biography: Pratchett was an author of fantasy novels, especially comical works who was best known for his "Discworld" series of about 40 volumes.

Pratchett at the time of his death had sold more than 85 million books worldwide in 37 languages. He was also the UK's best-selling author of the 1990s.

Born: April 28, 1948
Birthplace: Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: March 12, 2015 (aged 66)
Cause of Death: Alzheimer's disease

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Historical Events

  • 1983-11-24 "The Colour of Magic" by Terry Pratchett published by Colin Smythe in the UK, 1st book in the Discworld series
  • 2009-02-18 English fantasy author Terry Pratchett receives a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace
  • 2015-08-27 "The Shepherd's Crown" by Terry Pratchett published by Doubleday, 5 months after the author's death, last book in the Discworld series
  • 2017-08-30 Late author Terry Pratchett' unfinished works destroyed by steamroller as per his instructions

Quotes by Terry Pratchett

  • "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."

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