Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Date of Birth:
April 28, 1948
Place of Birth:
Beaconsfield, Bucks, England
Four honorary degrees in literature from the universities of Portsmouth, Bristol, Bath and Warwick
|A Writer's Rituals|
|"The only superstition I have is that I must start a new book on the same day that I finish the last one, even if it’s just a few notes in a file," Pratchett revealed to us in our exclusive interview. "I dread not having work in progress."
|An Early Influence ||Pratchett's Reading Recommendations|
|The Wind in the Willows|
In our interview, Pratchett said that this classic tale featuring the adventures of timid Mole, cheerful Rat, reclusive Badger, and boastful Toad "was the first book I read for pleasure rather than as a school chore. It got me reading -- within a week, I was haunting the local library," he fondly recalls.
|The Origin of Species (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)|
Pratchett told us that Darwin's classic work "changed my life when I read it at age 13. It was better than science fiction! It showed me that the world was a far more wonderful and interesting place than I’d suspected." Read our interview to learn more about Pratchett's all-time favorite reads, including:
|Photo by Robin Matthews||