Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling
Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was
published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty
bestselling books which have sold over 100 million copies
worldwide. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and
screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the
Carnegie Medal. He was awarded a knighthood for services to
literature in 2009, although he always wryly maintained that his
greatest service to literature was to avoid writing any.
'Has the energy of The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy and the
inventiveness of Alice in Wonderland...It has also an intelligent
wit and a truly original grim and comic grasp of the nature of
*The Sunday Times*
'Our best comic novelist'
I'm addicted to Terry Pratchett'