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Terence David John Pratchett

Sir Terry Pratchett was born on April 28, 1948 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire). As a child, he didn’t really like to read books, but his life changed at 10 years old when the book “Wind in Willows” fell into his hands. With this discovery, the boy grew an interest in books, and he began to spend all his free time reading.

In 1959, Terry entered Wycombe High School of Technology. He published the first story, The Hades Business, in a school magazine in 1961, and in 1963 the same story appeared in a professional publication. Terry spent his first fee on a typewriter.

Inspired by his success, in 1965, Terry Pratchett leaves school for journalism. His first novel, The Carpet People, was written when he was only 20 years old. He continued to write while working in the newspaper. At 30, he quit journalism. When Corgi published his fourth book in 1983, The Color of Magic, a brilliant comic-fantasy novel that began the grand bestselling Discworld series of books, now numbering dozens of books, he knew what to write – this is his calling, and began to write, write, write …

Novels from the Flat World series are aimed at an adult audience, but children are also happy to read them. They have been translated into 21 languages ​​and sold with a total of more than 10 million copies worldwide. Each new book from the Flat World series in the first weeks of sales is sold out in the amount of 500 thousand copies – and this is only in England. According to statistics, Pratchett is the UK’s most widely read author throughout the 90s. His hardcover books sold more than any other living writer. By some estimates, his books account for approximately 1% of all books sold in the UK.

Terry Pratchett toured the world and signed over 6.5 thousand books in each round. He regularly visited Australia and New Zealand, South Africa and the United States. For his contribution to literature, he was awarded the title of Cavalier of the Order of the British Empire in 1998, and in 2008 the title of knight.

Terry Pratchett also has many awards:

1. Author of the Year Award (British Book Awards) – 3 times.

2. Author of the Year (Booksellers Association) – 2 times.

3. Science / Fantasy Author of the Year (British Book Awards) (1994)

4. The Guardian Children’s Fiction Award (1993, 1997)

5. Children’s Book Award (1997)

6. Writers Guild Award (Children’s Books) (1993)

7. Smarties Prize Silver Award (9-11 age category) (1996)

8. Award of OBE for services to literature (1998)

9. Carnegie Medal (2001)

Sites and links:

www.terrypratchett.co.uk (official site)
Awards and Prizes:
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“Results of the year” from the magazine “Fantasy World”, Results of 2017 // Books – The Best Children and Youth Fiction of the Year
The Shepherd’s Crown (2015)

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Hall of Fame for Science Fiction and Fantasy / Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, 2016 // Creators (choice of the public) (posthumous)

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Nebula / Nebula Award, 2015 // Solstice Award (posthumous)

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Locus / Locus Award, 2016 // Teenage novel
The Shepherd’s Crown (2015)

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DragonCon conventions / Dragon Awards, 2016 // Roman for older or middle school children
The Shepherd’s Crown (2015)

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German Fantasy Award / Deutscher Phantastik Preis, 2016 // Translated novel
The Shepherd’s Crown (2015)

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Fantasy Fantasy Star Award / Tähtifantasia-palkinto, 2015 // Fantasy Book (Great Britain)
→ Unseen Academicals (2009)

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Geffen Award, 2014 // Translated children’s and youth book of NF or fantasy (Great Britain)
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents (2001)

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Geffen Award, 2014 // Fantasy Translated Book (UK)
→ Hold the mark! / Going Postal (2004)

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German Fantasy Award / Deutscher Phantastik Preis, 2014 // Translated novel
Fint / Dodger (2012)

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