By Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett offered his first tale while he was once fifteen, which earned him adequate funds to shop for a second-hand typewriter. His first novel, a funny myth entitled The Carpet humans, seemed in 1971 from the writer Colin Smythe. Terry labored for a few years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a couple of novels, together with his first Discworld novel, the colour of Magic, in 1983. In 1987 he became to writing complete time, and has now not regarded again on account that. so far there are a complete of 36 books within the Discworld sequence, of which 4 (so some distance) are written for kids. the 1st of those children's books, the superb Maurice and His trained Rodents, received the Carnegie Medal. A non-Discworld publication, solid Omens, his 1990 collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been an established bestseller, and was once reissued in hardcover by way of William Morrow in early 2006 (it can be on hand as a mass industry paperback (Harper Torch, 2006) and alternate paperback (Harper Paperbacks, 2006). Terry's most modern ebook, state, a non-Discworld standalone YA novel used to be released in October of 2008 and was once an immediate long island occasions and London occasions bestseller. considered as probably the most major modern English-language satirists, Pratchett has gained a variety of literary awards, was once named an Officer of the British Empire "for companies to literature" in 1998, and has obtained 4 honorary doctorates from the schools of Warwick, Portsmouth, bathtub, and Bristol. His acclaimed novels have offered greater than fifty five million copies (give or take a couple of million) and feature been translated into 36 languages. Terry Pratchett lives in England along with his kinfolk, and spends an excessive amount of time at his note processor. a few of Terry's accolades comprise: The Carnegie Medal, Locus Awards, the Mythopoetic Award, ALA outstanding Books for kids, ALA top Books for teens, publication experience seventy six decide, Prometheus Award and the British delusion Award.