Sir Terry Pratchett was the internationally bestselling author of more than thirty books, including his phenomenally successful Discworld series. His young adult novel, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal, and Where's My Cow?, his Discworld book for "readers of all ages," was a New York Times bestseller. His novels have sold more than seventy five million (give or take a few million) copies worldwide. Named an Officer of the British Empire "for services to literature," Pratchett lived in England. He died in 2015 at the age of sixty-six.
Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett, OBE (1948-2015) was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of forty-one novels. The first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, was published in 1983. His final Discworld novel, The Shepherd's Crown, was published in August 2015, five months after his death. With more than eighty-five million books sold worldwide in thirty-seven languages, Pratchett was the UK's bestselling author of the 1990s. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1998 and was knighted for services to literature in the 2009 New Year Honors. In 2001 he won the annual Carnegie Medal and for The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, the first Discworld book marketed for children. His YA novels, Nation (2009) and Dodger (2013) were Printz Honor award winners. He received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 2010.