Sir Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983.
In all, he is the author of fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. He was awarded a knighthood for services to literature. Worldwide sales of his books now stand at 70 million, and they have been translated into thirty-seven languages.
Pratchett's latest novel, Dodger is out now. Other new publications include a collection of short fiction works, entitled A Blink of the Screen and The Compleat Ank-Morpork a guide to Discworld's premier city, which includes a street map, trade directory and gazetteer.
Sir Terry died 12 March, 2015 aged 66.
This biography was last updated on 01/14/2014.
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Matthew Peterson interviews Terry Pratchett
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Matthew: My guest today is Sir Terry Pratchett, international best selling author of the Disc World Fantasy Series. He's one of the most read authors in the world, with over 65 million books sold. Some of the awards he has received include the Carnegie Medal Locus Award, Mythopoeic Award, ALA notable Books for Children, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Books Sense Pick Prometheus Award and the British Fantasy Award. It's truly a pleasure to have you on the show today.
Terry: Thank you very much.
Matthew: I have a confession to make. I actually read your first book, The Color of Magic, just last week.
Terry: Well, I knew there must be someone, somewhere in the world, that hadn't read it.
Matthew: [Laughs] Yep! There's a lot of them in the series, over 35?
Terry: Well, it depends, you know, even some of my children's books are set in Discworld. It's a slightly kind of different way of looking at it. And what with the spin off things and the science of Discworld. I myself have actually lost count of the number of ...
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