Terry Pratchett is regarded as
one of the most significant
contemporary English-language satirists, and has won numerous literary awards. His novels have
sold more than 40 million copies worldwide and have
been translated into 33 languages.
To date there are about 35 books in the Discworld series, of which three (so far) are written for children. The first of these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal.
He lives in England with his family.