Terry Pratchett

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Birthday
28, 1948
Birthplace
Beaconsfield, England
Death Date
Mar 12, 2015 (66)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
28, 1948
Birthplace
Beaconsfield, England
Death Date
Mar 12, 2015 (66)

About

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.

Before Fame

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.

Trivia

He is best known for his Discworld series of novels.

Family Life

He married Lyn Pratchett in 1968. The couple's daughter, Rhianna Pratchett, also became a writer.

Associated With

He collaborated on the apocalyptic comedy novel Good Omens with Neil Gaiman.