MOVING PICTURES - A Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett
"Terry Pratchett was born in 1948 and is still not dead. He started work as a journalist one day in 1965 and saw his first corpse three hours later, work experience meaning something in those days. [...] Since then his books have reached double figures and have a regular place in the bestseller lists.
Occasionally he gets accused of literature."
Terry Pratchett started off as a journalist, he wrote his first novel, The Carpet People, in 1971 but it was no hit. His next novel, The Colour of Magic, was a major hit in both U.K. and the US. He therefor quit his job as a journalist and became an author on full time. He says that he would write a novel about his time as a journalist if he thought anybody would believe it.
In 1983 he married his wife Lyn.
They got a baby, Rhyanna, some years later. He continued to write novels, his most famous works are the Discworld novels but he has also written quite a lot of children's books.
His latest Discworld novel, The Fifth Elephant, was published in November 1999 and his next one is planned to come out in November 2000. Earlier he wrote two Discworld novels a year but lately he has just written one a year. In total he has written 26 Discworld novels, and a lot of shortstories.
Pratchett is the 90's best-selling and still living author, with over ten and a half million sales during the 1990s. He has had over 60 titles constantly in the top 5,000 bestselling titles of BookTrack's bestselling chart (U.K.).
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