Terry Pratchett

Novelist Terry Pratchett Full Name: Terry Pratchett


Profession: Novelist
Why Famous: 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
Star Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England

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

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Historical Events in the Life of Terry Pratchett

  • 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

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