Terry Pratchett

Sir Terry Pratchett is a publishing phenomenon. Among his many prizes  and citations are the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award, the  Carnegie  Medal, the BSFA Award, eight honorary doctorates and, of  course, a  knighthood. In 2012, he won a BAFTA for his documentary on  the subject  of assisted suicide, ‘Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die’. He  is the  author of fifty bestselling books but is best known for the globally renowned Discworld series.

The first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983, and the series is still going strong almost three decades later. Four Discworld novels – Hogfather, Going Postal, The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic  – have been adapted for television, with more to follow. His books have sold approximately 85 million copies worldwide (but who’s counting?),  and been translated into thirty-seven languages.

In 2007, Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. He died in 2015.

Jen

Jen works in the Gollancz/Indigo marketing team. Originally from New York, she talks too loud (and far too fast). When not marketing books or devising evil genius plans (as she prefers to think of marketing) she reads too much, adventures as much as possible and is learning the difference between US and UK English (it’s a complex process). She has a weakness for brilliant YA novels, fairy tales, myths, chocolate tea and trashy American TV. She also has a pathological hatred of mayo. You can follow her on Twitter: @gennmcmenemy