Remembering Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett "Despite rumor, death isn’t cruel—merely terribly, terribly good at his job.”  ~Sourcery, Terry Pratchett

On March 12 Terry Pratchett passed away after battling Alzheimer’s.  He began his career as a journalist before turning to writing novels.  As an English fantasy writer he wrote more than 70 books in his career.  He is most well-known for his Discworld Series; a comic fantasy book series know for it's satire and commentary of contemporary culture and politics.  More than 80 million books in 37 languages and been sold worldwide. 

In 2007, Pratchett was diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease called posterior cortical atrophy. This caused areas at the back of his brain to begin to shrink, affected his eyesight and fine motor control. Despite the setback, Pratchett would still pursue his love of writing and interacting with his fan base.
 
Terry Pratchett Coat of Arms Achievement Hightlights

1998: Pratchett was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
2001: Pratchett won the annual Carnegie Medal for The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, the first Discworld book marketed for children.
2009: Knighted for services to literature in the 2009 in the Queen’s New Year Honours.
2010: He received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement.
2010: Pratchett was granted a coat of arms by Letters Patent of Garter and Clarenceux King of Arms.
























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Comments
Don
Thanks for doing a write up on Terry Pratchett's passing. He is an important writer to his many, many fans.
3/23/2015 5:56:10 PM

Patrick
One of the greats; his words and inspiration live on. The title of the novel however, is Sourcery. Spellcheck is not your friend when it comes to Terry Pratchett.
3/23/2015 8:27:41 AM

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