Terry Pratchett as Just William: Authors dress up as their favourite characters

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July 3rd, 2014

Here’s the thing: Terry is not a writer – he doesn’t write anymore. His condition means he effectively speaks the word into text with [his assistant] Rob’s help. In a funny way, I think that has freed his imagination even more and all around him are details and objects from other worlds – maps of [...]

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The Fifth Tiffany Aching Novel is On Its Way

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July 3rd, 2014

A little announcement from Sir Terry: ‘Just to let you all know, the book that’s on the screen in front of us – and is well underway – will be the 5th Tiffany Aching novel. And before you ask – NO – we don’t know when it will be published because we don’t know when [...]

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Collaborating with Terry Pratchett, by Stephen Baxter

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June 5th, 2014

My collaboration with Terry Pratchett on the books that became the Long Earth series came about because of shared enthusiasms. Terry has always been a science fiction fan. He has fond memories of meeting Arthur C Clarke at a convention when Terry was around 16. And two of his early novels were full-blooded SF, The [...]

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Books about Town: Discworld Bench

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June 3rd, 2014

Books about Town will feature a series of BookBenches, individually designed by top artists, to celebrate stories linked to London and to promote reading for enjoyment. The benches, shaped as open books, will be unveiled in various locations across the capital from July 2014. A bench based on the Discworld novels has been designed by [...]

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Terry Pratchett: Those of us with dementia need a little help from our friends

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May 22nd, 2014

Terry writes for The Guardian about writing with dementia, and society’s marginalisation of those with the condition. ‘A few years ago, my novel Dodger took the reader back to times long gone to meet famous names of fact and fiction, and brought them together on a journey – ultimately – of chivalry. Enduring danger and [...]

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**BREAKING NEWS** New Children’s Story Collection in 2014

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April 14th, 2014

  Random House Children’s Publishers UK (RHCP) are excited to announce the acquisition of a new collection of children’s stories from bestselling author Terry Pratchett.   World rights for DRAGONS AT CRUMBLING CASTLE were bought by Kirsten Armstrong, Fiction Editor at RHCP UK from Colin Smythe.  RHCP will publish the collection in print and ebook [...]

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Merry Christmas from Ankh-Morpork!

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December 20th, 2013

For a limited time only, the Discworld app is half-price! Buy it now for just £4.99…

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