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RiP Terry Pratchett

British fantasy fiction author Sir Terry Pratchett has died, aged 66. Pratchett was the author of over 70 books, with total sales of 75 million internationally, including YA novel Nation and Good Omens, a collaboration with Neil Gaiman (both Corgi). He was best known for his satirical fantasy series ‘Discworld’, which began in 1983 with The Colour of Magic (Corgi). He went on to write 39 more books in the series, with the latest, Raising Steam (Corgi), released in 2014. Pratchett was diagnosed with Posterior Cortical Atrophy, a form of early-onset dementia, in 2007 and became an advocate for increased dementia research and assisted dying in the UK. He was the recipient of many awards and honours, including a knighthood in 2009 for services to literature. Managing director for Transworld Publishers Larry Finlay said in a statement: ‘The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds. In over 70 books, Terry enriched the planet like few before him…His legacy will endure for decades to come.’


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