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Veteran fantasy author Sir Terence David John Pratchett passed away

Mar 13, 2015 16:14 IST

Renowned fantasy author Sir Terence David John Pratchett (Terry Pratchett) passed away on 12 March 2015 in London, United Kingdom following a prolonged illness. He was 66.

Sir Terry Pratchett was famously known as the creator of the Discworld series of more than 40 interconnected comic novels. His first Discworld novel The Colour of Magic was published in 1983. Pratchett has sold more than 85 million books worldwide in 37 languages.

About Sir Terry Pratchett
• In a career spanning 44 years, Pratchett had written more than 70 books which were translated in 37 languages.
• His debut novel The Carpet People was published in 1971 and his first Discworld novel The Colour of Magic was published in 1983.
• Pratchett was the UK’s best-selling author of the 1990s and later was surpassed by Harry Potter author JK Rowling.
• He was knighted by the Queen Elizabeth II in 2009 for his services to literature and was appointed as officer of Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1998.
• In 2010, he was awarded the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement.

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