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Sir Terry Pratchett – ‘Imagination, not intelligence, made us human’


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The 38 tales of the Discworld, a strange yet strangely familiar world on the back of a giant turtle, have defied the limits of genre and attracted adoring fans around the world. Translated into 32 languages and selling over 60 million copies worldwide, Pratchett received a knighthood in 2009. He has been winner of the British Science Fiction Award, the Carnegie Medal, the Writers Guild Award and the Smarties Prize Silver Award. He is also Britain’s most shoplifted author.

In 2007 Terry was diagnosed with a rare variant of Alzheimer’s that he has referred to as his ‘embuggerance’. He has championed the disease, donating £500,000 and raising awareness through a BBC documentary series. While grateful for offers of help, Terry has said he would entertain them ‘only from very high-end experts in brain chemistry’. He remains hopeful.

The satirist, novelist and much-loved icon is in Melbourne for one event only.

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Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the Discworld series, the first title of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. His first Discworld novel for children, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal. Worldwide sales of his books are now 60 m... Read more


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