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Terry Pratchett Wiki Biography
Sir Terence David John “Terry” Pratchett, OBE is an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of about 40 volumes. Pratchett’s first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971, and since his first Discworld nov… IMDB Wikipedia $40 million 1948 2015 April 28 Author Authors Beaconsfield Broad Chalke Going Postal Lyn Pratchett Lyn Pratchett (m. 1968–2015) March 12 Novelist OBE Rhianna Pratchett Screenwriter Sir Terence David John “Terry” Pratchett Sir Terry Pratchett Terence David John Pratchett Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett Net Worth The Colour of Magic United Kingdom Writer
Terry Pratchett Quick Info
|Full Name||Terry Pratchett|
|Net Worth||$40 Million|
|Date Of Birth||April 28, 1948, Beaconsfield, United Kingdom|
|Died||March 12, 2015, Broad Chalke, United Kingdom|
|Place Of Birth||Beaconsfield|
|Profession||Author, Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer|
|Education||John Hampden Grammar School|
|Spouse||Lyn Pratchett (m. 1968–2015)|
|Parents||Eileen Pratchett, David Pratchett|
|Nicknames||Terence David John Pratchett , Sir Terry Pratchett , Sir Terence David John “Terry” Pratchett, OBE , Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE|
|Awards||Carnegie Medal, Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, Andre Norton Award, Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature, Edward E. Smith Memorial Award, Prometheus Award for Best Novel, British Academy Television Award for Best Single Documentary, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Science Fiction, BSF…|
|Nominations||Michael L. Printz Award, Nebula Award for Best Novel, James Tiptree Jr. Award, Hugo Award for Best Related Work, Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Fantasy, World Fantasy Award—Novel, Nestlé Smarties Book Prize, Locus Award for Best Art Book, Goodreads Choice Awards B…|
|Movies||, Going Postal, The Colour of Magic, more|
|TV Shows||Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal, The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather, Soul Music, Wyrd Sisters, Terry Pratchett’s Unseen Academicals, Mastermind (2003)|
Terry Pratchett Trademarks
- Black fedora hat
Terry Pratchett Quotes
- [on being asked how he felt about his fans being “mostly anoraks”] The anorak is a perfectly sensible item of clothing! [Is it fair to say you’ve made a lot of money?] Yes, that’s a very good description of the amount of money.
- They don’t teach you the facts of death, your Mum and Dad. They give you pets.
- It’s amazing how much of fantasy is rearranging the furniture in Tolkein’s attic.
- If you have enough book space, I don’t want to talk to you.
- I don’t think I’ve found God, but I may have seen where gods come from.
- I asked a teacher what the opposite of a miracle was and she, without thinking I assume, said it was an act of God. You shouldn’t say something like that to the kind of kid who will grow up to be a writer; we have long memories.
- Evolution was far more thrilling to me than the biblical account. Who would not rather be a rising ape than a falling angel? To my juvenile eyes Darwin was proved true every day. It doesn’t take much to make us flip back into monkeys again.
- As a fantasy writer I create fresh gods and philosophies almost with every new book … But since contracting Alzheimer’s disease I have spent my long winter walks trying to work out what it is that I really, if anything, believe.
- Everyone’s heard of Erwin Schrodinger’s famous thought experiment. You put a cat in a box with a bottle of poison, which many people would suggest is about as far as you need to go…
- Go on, prove me wrong. Destroy the fabric of the universe. See if I care.
- Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil… prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Ultimate Doom (1993), no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon…
- You can’t make people happy by law. If you said to a bunch of average people two hundred years ago “Would you be happy in a world where medical care is widely available, houses are clean, the world’s music and sights and foods can be brought into your home at small cost, traveling even 100 miles is easy, childbirth is generally not fatal to mother or child, you don’t have to die of dental abscesses and you don’t have to do what the squire tells you” they’d think you were talking about the New Jerusalem and say “yes.”
- There are those who say that sherry should not be drunk early in the morning. They are wrong.
- Speak softly and employ a huge man with a crowbar.
- The freedom to succeed goes hand in hand with the freedom to fail.
- They say that the prospect of being hanged in the morning concentrates a man’s mind wonderfully; unfortunately what the mind inevitably concentrates on is that it is in a body that, in the morning, is going to be hanged.
- “Twinkle twinkle little star….” What power! What wondrous power! You can take a billion trillion tons of flaming matter, a furnace of unimaginable strength, and turn it into a little song for children! You build little worlds, little stories, little shells around your minds, and that keeps infinity at bay and allows you to wake up in the morning without screaming!
- I wouldn’t pay more than a couple of quid to see me, and I’m me.
- Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don’t find out til too late that he’s been playing with two queens all along.
- Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can.
- In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
- The baby boomers are getting older and will stay older for longer. And they will run right into the dementia firing range. How will a society cope? Especially a society that can’t so readily rely on those stable family relationships that traditionally provided one backbone of care?
- In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods. They have not forgotten this.
- [His response to J.K. Rowling saying she wasn’t aware that her “Harry Potter” books were fantasy until they were finished]: “I would have thought that the wizards, witches, trolls, unicorns, and hidden worlds would have given her a clue?”
- [His response to a TIME magazine article crediting J.K. Rowling with reinventing the fantasy genre]: “Ever since “The Lord of the Rings” revitalized the genre, writers have played with it, reinvented it, subverted it and bent it to their times. It has also contained some of the very best, most accessible writing for children, by writers who seldom get the acknowledgment they deserve”.
Terry Pratchett Important Facts
- His play, “Monstrous Regiment,” at the Lifeline Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2015 Joseph Jefferson Non-Equity Award for Play Production.
- Frequently collaborated with fellow author Neil Gaiman.
- His first publication was ‘The Hades Business’, which appeared in Science Fantasy in 1963.
- Worked as a full-time journalist until 1980, then as a publicity officer for the Central Electricity Generating Board until 1987.
- He was present throughout the suicide of Peter Smedley in the Dignitas assisted suicide clinic in Forch, Switzerland whilst filming the BBC documentary “Choosing to Die” which he presented.
- Salisbury, Wiltshire, England [December 2008]
- Is a big fan of Blue Oyster Cult and included the Latin title of Their most famous song ”Don’t Fear The Reaper” in his stories.
- Knighted in the 2009 New Year’s honours list.
- He was awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2009 Queen’s New Years Honours List for his services to Literature.
- Biography/bibliography in: “Contemporary Authors”. New Revision Series, Volume 170, pages 324-332. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, Cengage Learning, 2008.
- He is paying for the Alzheimer’s drug Aricept because the NHS says he is too young to get it for free.
- He donated £500,000 ($U1 million) to the research of Alzheimer’s disease.
- In March 2008, he announced that he has Posterior Cortical Atrophy, a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease.
- His earlier adult Discworld books do not often feature chapters, but those aimed at younger readers (the Tiffany Aching series, and The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents) do. He has begun to use chapters in his adult novels (ex: The Truth, Going Postal); this was done to disprove a critic that complained that Pratchett seemed unable to write in chapter format. Pratchett went so far as to use lengthy and descriptive chapter headings in the Victorian style, seemingly to drive the point home.
- His most popular books take place on the imaginary Discworld, a flat, circular world which is carried through space on the backs of four elephants which in turn stand on the back of the great space turtle, A’tuin.
- He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1998 Queen’s Honours List for his services to literature.
- He is an occasional poster to the usenet groups alt.fan.pratchett and alt.books.pratchett
- He attends so many book signings many fans joke that unsigned books are more valuable than signed ones.
Terry Pratchett Filmography
|Troll Bridge||Short original story post-production||Writer|
|Poslední odmena||2013||Short short story||Writer|
|Going Postal||2010||TV Mini-Series novel – 2 episodes||Writer|
|The Richard Dimbleby Lecture||2010||TV Series documentary 1 episode||Writer|
|National Theatre Live: Nation||2010||novel||Writer|
|The Color of Magic||TV Mini-Series novel “The Colour of Magic” – 1 episode novel “The Light Fantastic” – 1 episode||Writer|
|Wyrd Sisters||2007||TV Movie||Writer|
|Hogfather||2006||TV Movie novel||Writer|
|Johnny and the Bomb||2006||TV Mini-Series novel – 3 episodes||Writer|
|Discworld Noir||1999||Video Game novel / screenplay||Writer|
|Wyrd Sisters||1997||TV Mini-Series||Writer|
|Soul Music||1997||TV Mini-Series novel – 7 episodes||Writer|
|Discworld II: Mortality Bytes!||1996||Video Game novels / screenplay||Writer|
|Welcome to the Discworld||1996||Short||Writer|
|Discworld||1995||Video Game novel / screenplay||Writer|
|Johnny and the Dead||TV Mini-Series novel – 2 episodes, 1995 screenplay – 2 episodes, 1995||Writer|
|Truckers||1992||TV Series novel||Writer|
|The Colour of Magic||1986||Video Game novel||Writer|
|Going Postal||2010||TV Mini-Series||Postman||Actor|
|The Color of Magic||2008||TV Mini-Series||Astrozoologist 2||Actor|
|Hogfather||2006||TV Movie||The Toymaker||Actor|
|Discworld II: Mortality Bytes!||1996||Video Game throwing rocks from afar||Miscellaneous|
|Discworld||1995||Video Game yelling at people||Miscellaneous|
|Urban Nature||2015||TV Series documentary in memory of – 1 episode||Thanks|
|La Supercafetera||2015||TV Mini-Series in memory of – 2 episodes||Thanks|
|Psycho Killer||1993||Video Game shout out||Thanks|
|Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously||2016||Documentary||Himself||Self|
|Terry Pratchett: Facing Extinction||2013||Documentary||Himself – Presenter||Self|
|Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die||2011||TV Movie documentary||Himself – Presenter (as Sir Terry Pratchett)||Self|
|Na plovárne||2011||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|ITV Lunchtime News||2010||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|The One Show||2008-2010||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|The Richard Dimbleby Lecture||2010||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|Terry Pratchett: Living with Alzheimer’s||2009||TV Movie documentary||Himself (as Sir Terry Pratchett)||Self|
|We Love ‘The Sky at Night’||2007||TV Movie documentary||Himself||Self|
|The Whole Hog: Making Terry Pratchett’s ‘Hogfather’||2006||TV Movie documentary||Himself||Self|
|Mark Lawson Talks to…||2006||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Sunday AM||2005||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Timeshift||2005||TV Series documentary||Himself – Novelist and Amateur Astronomer||Self|
|Ringers: Lord of the Fans||2005||Documentary||Himself||Self|
|Question Time||2002||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Bilbo & Beyond||2001||TV Movie documentary||Himself||Self|
|The South Bank Show||2001||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|Comic Relief: The Record Breaker||1999||TV Special||Himself||Self|
|An Awfully Big Adventure||1998||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|‘Red Dwarf’ A-Z||1998||TV Movie||Himself||Self|
|Call My Bluff||1997||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Space Cadets||1997||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Heroes of Comedy||1997||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|Light Lunch||1997||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Nine O’Clock News||1996||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Blue Peter||1996||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|The Late Show||1994-1995||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|Pebble Mill at One||1995||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Saturday Disney||1995||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|The Little Picture Show||1995||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Late Review||1994||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|BBC News 8pm Summary||2015||TV Series short||Himself||Archive Footage|
Terry Pratchett Awards
|2009||Lifetime Achievement Award||Writers’ Guild of Great Britain||For outstanding contribution to children’s writing.||Won|
|2003||SFX Award||SFX Awards, UK||Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Author||Won|
|2009||Lifetime Achievement Award||Writers’ Guild of Great Britain||For outstanding contribution to children’s writing.||Nominated|
|2003||SFX Award||SFX Awards, UK||Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Author||Nominated|