Comic fantasy author who sold over 65 million books worldwide in his lifetime. His best known works include The Carpet People, Snuff, and the Carnegie Medal-winning work, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents.
Growing up, he wanted to become an astronomer; however, he lacked skill in mathematics. He cultivated a love for science fiction and fantasy instead. He began working as a journalist in the mid-1960s.
He is best known for his Discworld series of novels.
He married Lyn Pratchett in 1968. The couple's daughter, Rhianna Pratchett, also became a writer.
He collaborated on the apocalyptic comedy novel Good Omens with Neil Gaiman.