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Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was born in 1948 and is still not dead. He started work as a journalist one day in 1968 and saw his first corpse three hours later, work experience meaning something in those days. After doing just about every job it's possible to do in provincial journalism, except of course covering Saturday afternoon football, he joined the Central Electricity Generating Board and became press officer for four nuclear power stations. He'd write a book about his experiences if he thought anyone would believe it.

Terry Pratchett lives near Salisbury in Wiltshire with his wife Lyn and daughter Rhianna. He says that writing is the most fun you anyone can have by themselves.All this came to an end in 1987 when it became obvious that writing the Discworld© series was much more enjoyable than real work. Since then the books have reached double figures and have a regular place in the bestseller lists. He has also written a number of books for younger readers, including Only You Can Save Mankind, Johnny and the Dead (which was adapted for TV and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal), Johnny and Bomb (also shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal) and The Carpet People. Occasionally he gets accused of literature.

He was knighted in the 2009 New Year Honours; previously he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to literature in 1998.

Books by Terry Pratchett Links
Discworld Series:
40. Raising Steam (2013)
39. Snuff (2011)
38. I Shall Wear Midnight (2010)
37. Unseen Academicals (2009)
36. Making Money (2007)
35. Wintersmith (2006)
34. Thud! (2005)
33. Going Postal (2004)
32. A Hat Full of Sky (2004)
31. Monstrous Regiment (2003)
30. The Wee Free Men (2003)
29. Night Watch (2002)
28. The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents (2001)
27. The Last Hero (2001)
26. Thief of Time (2001)
25. The Truth (2000)
24. The Fifth Elephant (1999)
23. Carpe Jugulum (1998)
22. The Last Continent (1998)
21. Jingo (1997)
20. Hogfather (1996)
19. Feet of Clay (1996)
18. Maskerade (1995)
17. Interesting Times (1994)
16. Soul Music (1994)
15. Men at Arms (1993)
14. Lords and Ladies (1992)
13. Small Gods (1992)
12. Witches Abroad (1991)
11. Reaper Man (1991)
10. Moving Pictures (1990)
09. Eric (1990)
08. Guards! Guards! (1989)
07. Pyramids (1989)
06. Wyrd Sisters (1988)
05. Sourcery (1988)
04. Mort (1987)
03. Equal Rites (1987)
02. The Light Fantastic (1986)
01. The Colour of Magic (1983)

Other Works:
The Long War (2013)
The Science of Discworld IV: Judgement Day (2013)
The Compleat Ankh-Morpork (2012)
A Blink of the Screen: Collected Short Fiction (2012)
Dodger (2012)
The Long Earth (2012)
Nation (2008)
The Folklore of Discworld (2008)
The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld (2007)
The Unseen University Cut Out Book (2006)
Where's My Cow (2005)
The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch (2005)
The Art of Discworld (2004)
Once More With Footnotes (2004)
The Discworld Almanak (2004)
The Science of Disworld II: The Globe (2002)
The Science of Discworld (1999)
Johnny and the Bomb (1996)
Johnny and the Dead (1993)
Only You Can Save Mankind (1992)
Wings (1990)
Diggers (1990)
Good Omens (1990)
The Unadulterated Cat (1989)
Truckers (1989)
Strata (1981)
The Dark Side of the Sun (1976)
The Carpet People (1971)

The Flying Sorcerers (1997)
The Wizards of Odd (1996)
Digital Dreams (1990)
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