Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.
"'One of the best and one of the funniest English authors alive'" * Independent * "'He is a moralist, a philosopher and a humanist whose infectious fun completely engulfs you... the Dickens of the twentieth century'" * Mail on Sunday * "'Other writers are mining the rich seam of comic fantasy that Pratchett first unearthed, but what keeps Pratchett on top is - quite literally - the way he tells them.'" * The Times *