Terry Pratchett

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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 NameTerry Pratchett
Net Worth$40 Million
Date Of BirthApril 28, 1948, Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
DiedMarch 12, 2015, Broad Chalke, United Kingdom
Place Of BirthBeaconsfield
ProfessionAuthor, Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer
EducationJohn Hampden Grammar School
NationalityUnited Kingdom
SpouseLyn Pratchett (m. 1968–2015)
ChildrenRhianna Pratchett
ParentsEileen Pratchett, David Pratchett
NicknamesTerence David John Pratchett , Sir Terry Pratchett , Sir Terence David John “Terry” Pratchett, OBE , Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE
AwardsCarnegie 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…
NominationsMichael 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 ShowsTerry 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

  1. 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

Truckers2022books announcedWriter
Troll BridgeShort original story post-productionWriter
Poslední odmena2013Short short storyWriter
Going Postal2010TV Mini-Series novel – 2 episodesWriter
The Richard Dimbleby Lecture2010TV Series documentary 1 episodeWriter
National Theatre Live: Nation2010novelWriter
Maskerade2009TV MovieWriter
The Color of MagicTV Mini-Series novel “The Colour of Magic” – 1 episode novel “The Light Fantastic” – 1 episodeWriter
Wyrd Sisters2007TV MovieWriter
Hogfather2006TV Movie novelWriter
Johnny and the Bomb2006TV Mini-Series novel – 3 episodesWriter
Discworld Noir1999Video Game novel / screenplayWriter
Wyrd Sisters1997TV Mini-SeriesWriter
Soul Music1997TV Mini-Series novel – 7 episodesWriter
Discworld II: Mortality Bytes!1996Video Game novels / screenplayWriter
Welcome to the Discworld1996ShortWriter
Discworld1995Video Game novel / screenplayWriter
Johnny and the DeadTV Mini-Series novel – 2 episodes, 1995 screenplay – 2 episodes, 1995Writer
Truckers1992TV Series novelWriter
The Colour of Magic1986Video Game novelWriter
Going Postal2010TV Mini-SeriesPostmanActor
The Color of Magic2008TV Mini-SeriesAstrozoologist 2Actor
Hogfather2006TV MovieThe ToymakerActor
Discworld II: Mortality Bytes!1996Video Game throwing rocks from afarMiscellaneous
Discworld1995Video Game yelling at peopleMiscellaneous
Urban Nature2015TV Series documentary in memory of – 1 episodeThanks
La Supercafetera2015TV Mini-Series in memory of – 2 episodesThanks
Psycho Killer1993Video Game shout outThanks
Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously2016DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Terry Pratchett: Facing Extinction2013DocumentaryHimself – PresenterSelf
Breakfast2002-2012TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Newsnight2011TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die2011TV Movie documentaryHimself – Presenter (as Sir Terry Pratchett)Self
Na plovárne2011TV SeriesHimselfSelf
ITV Lunchtime News2010TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The One Show2008-2010TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Richard Dimbleby Lecture2010TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Terry Pratchett: Living with Alzheimer’s2009TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Sir Terry Pratchett)Self
We Love ‘The Sky at Night’2007TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
The Whole Hog: Making Terry Pratchett’s ‘Hogfather’2006TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Mark Lawson Talks to…2006TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Sunday AM2005TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Timeshift2005TV Series documentaryHimself – Novelist and Amateur AstronomerSelf
Mastermind1997-2005TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Ringers: Lord of the Fans2005DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Question Time2002TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Bilbo & Beyond2001TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
The South Bank Show2001TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
HARDtalk1999TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Comic Relief: The Record Breaker1999TV SpecialHimselfSelf
An Awfully Big Adventure1998TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
‘Red Dwarf’ A-Z1998TV MovieHimselfSelf
Call My Bluff1997TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Space Cadets1997TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Heroes of Comedy1997TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Light Lunch1997TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Nine O’Clock News1996TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Blue Peter1996TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Late Show1994-1995TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Pebble Mill at One1995TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Saturday Disney1995TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Little Picture Show1995TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Late Review1994TV SeriesHimselfSelf
BBC News 8pm Summary2015TV Series shortHimselfArchive Footage

Terry Pratchett Awards

2009Lifetime Achievement AwardWriters’ Guild of Great BritainFor outstanding contribution to children’s writing.Won
2003SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKBest Science Fiction or Fantasy AuthorWon
2009Lifetime Achievement AwardWriters’ Guild of Great BritainFor outstanding contribution to children’s writing.Nominated
2003SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKBest Science Fiction or Fantasy AuthorNominated