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Terry Pratchett

Review: The Shepherd's Crown

David Kudler | Posted 09.17.2015 | Books
David Kudler

It is difficult to know whether the elegiac mood I felt while reading The Shepherd's Crown was due to the book itself or to the fact that the fifth Tiffany Aching novel (and forty-first Discworld novel) was in fact the late Sir Terry Pratchett's final work.

Claire Fallon

7 Book Franchises We Really Need To Say Goodbye To | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts

It’s really hard to say goodbye, especially to a favorite book series, movie franchise, or media-spanning brand. More and more, it seems...

Neil Gaiman on Terry Pratchett: 'He Did Something Huge and Noble'

Laura Paull | Posted 05.15.2015 | Books
Laura Paull

Pratchett was already established as a fantasy writer; with The Carpet People and the first volumes of his Discworld series, he was on his way to becoming Britain's best selling author of the 1990s. "It was like Michelangelo phoning and asking if you want to paint a ceiling together," Gaiman says.

Week to Week News Quiz for 3/13/15

John Zipperer | Posted 05.13.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Take a break from archiving your personal emails and take our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: Not the Gomer Pyle ...

Thousands Sign Petition Asking Death To 'Bring Back' Terry Pratchett

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.13.2015 | Books

Hours after the news of Terry Pratchett’s death broke on Thursday, a fan of the bestselling fantasy author launched a petition on beseech...

Popular Fantasy Author Terry Pratchett Dies

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.12.2015 | Books

Terry Pratchett, the author of the beloved Discworld fantasy series, died on Thursday at age 66, after battling Alzheimer's disease for many years. ...

On English Folklore

Jacqueline Simpson | Posted 05.31.2014 | Books
Jacqueline Simpson

I must admit that we have very few fairytales, no national costume, and most of our legends and customs are local rather than nation-wide, but look how colourful, and often quite gloriously silly those legends and customs are.

IMAGES: The Literary Pin-Up Calendar 2013

Posted 10.03.2012 | Books

Lee Moyer's lifelike illustrations have donned album covers and Laurel & Hardy box sets. Last year, he made his first-ever literary pin-up calendar, w...

Fictional Characters You Want To Sleep With | Posted 07.31.2011 | Books

If you could hook up with a character from fiction, who would it be?...

Terry Pratchett Argues For Assisted Suicide

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

British author Terry Pratchett who has Alzheimer's called on Monday for allowing seriously ill people to argue for assisted suicide before a panel -- ...

Best-Selling Author Pratchett Has Early-Onset Alzheimer's

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Best-selling fantasy author Terry Pratchett has been diagnosed with a rare form of early onset Alzheimer's, he said in a message posted to his illustr...