Terry has made an emotive documentary produced by KEO North for BBC Scotland on the subject of assisted suicide, directed and produced by Charlie Russell. It is presented by Terry and features Peter Smedley, a 71-year-old motor neurone disease sufferer, committing suicide at the Swiss assisted dying organisation, Dignitas. The film focuses on the story of Peter Smedley, an English…Read more
Apologies for the lack of news thus far this month; this isn’t because of a lack of news, but quite the opposite – there’s simply far too much of it! We’re presently writing this in Australia in the middle of a magnificent tour and will update you shortly with great tales of speaking at the Sydney Opera House and visits…Read more
Cult novel Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry has been adapted for radio. Here Neil Gaiman tells the story of how it came to be written to the BBC. For the uninitiated, Good Omens is a story about how the world is going to end next Saturday. Just after tea. And how the only things standing between us and…Read more
We’re delighted to announce the launch of a fabulous new range of Discworld enamelled badges. We love this range of quirky enamel Dweenie badges featuring many of your favourite Discworld characters. It’s just too tempting not to collect them all and cover a rucksack, or a canvas bag… or a denim jacket. Go on, you know you want to! Each…Read more
Cast your mind back to the very beginning… if you can see oversized reptiles and rather more lava than you feel comfortable with, then you have gone back too far… what we mean is go back to the beginning of the Collectable Pins. Once there, you will possibly remember the now very rare 1″ City Watch pin that started this…Read more
Sir Terry Pratchett and Rod Brown, Managing Director of Prime Focus Productions, announce that they have come to an agreement for the unprecedented and exclusive worldwide television rights to create brand new storylines for the iconic characters of Pratchett’s phenomenally successful Discworld series. Terry’s universal success has seen him create one of the leading fantasy fiction franchises of all time,…Read more
Folks,There has been a long time between updates, mostly because since early November life has been extremely hectic. A large part of that month being mostly spent clearing snow. And then, for some reason, Christmas seemed twice as long as any other Christmas, but enjoyable nevertheless. And now, since our schedule is always pretty full, the world in general believing…Read more
May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.
Professor Sir Terry Pratchett OBE Blackboard Monitor Under the auspices of its initiative on Creative Arts, Technologies and Culture, Trinity College Dublin is delighted to announce the appointment of Sir Terry Pratchett as an Adjunct Professor in the School of English and Oscar Wilde Centre. To mark Professor Sir Terry’s engagement within the College he will deliver an inaugural professorial…Read more
Today we pay tribute to Ralph Vicinanza, a literary agent and colleague whose clients included Stephen King, Augusten Burroughs and the Dalai Lama. Ralph passed away yesterday at the tender age of 60. Vicinanza was in publishing for nearly 40 years and early on took a special interest in what he considered an undervalued field – international rights, working on…Read more
Congratulations to John Lawn and Alex Carlton whose names came out of the hat first and will be heading off to Waterstone’s Piccadilly for the midnight launch of I Shall Wear Midnight. Commiserations to everyone else, but thank you for taking part. Better luck next time, eh? Serious note: Please DO NOT turn up to the shop in the hope…Read more
Going Postal is now available to pre-order on DVD and Blu-Ray and if you order before August 23rd you will be in with a chance to win a bundle of (forged) Cabbage Grower’s Bank Bonds, a copy of the Ankh-Morpork Times and a display board of choice pins from Dave’s Pin Exchange.
All the best.
The midnight launch of I Shall Wear Midnight at Waterstone’s Piccadilly in London sold out in record time. However, if you were unable to get tickets you could still be in with a chance to bag yourself a pair. Just email us and include your name, telephone number and confirm that you can be at Waterstone’s Piccadilly for 10.30pm on…Read more
Random House Children’s Books and Waterstone’s are delighted to announce that Sir Terry Pratchett’s new Discworld Novel will be launched at Waterstone’s Piccadilly in London at midnight on 1st September. For tickets to the launch, which will include a talk between Sir Terry Pratchett and his friend the actor Tony Robinson, followed by Sir Terry’s only bookshop signing for SHALL…Read more
ANYWHERE BUT HERE, ANYWHEN BUT NOW Anywhere but here, anywhen but now. Which means we are after stories set on Earth, although it may be an Earth that might have been, or might yet be, one that has gone down a different leg of the famous trousers of time (see the illustration in almost every book about quantum theory). We…Read more
Folks, I Shall Wear Midnight is totally finished; we spent the better part of three days last week doing the final proof-read and let me tell you that the only way to proof read a manuscript with maximum accuracy is to listen to it read aloud. Well, it is for me at least. When it’s a simple matter of reading,…Read more
BBC Radio 4 – Monday 10th May 18.30 Prepare to have your synapses twisted into a string theorist’s nightmare, as Professor Lloyd and his new curator, the startlingly insightful comedian Jon Richardson, hurriedly throw the dust covers off the Museum’s clump of empty plinths for a brand new series of the BBC’s most improving comedy panel show. On Monday May…Read more
North American Discworld Convention 2011 Location Announcement It is with great pleasure that The Guild of Chelonavigators can now announce the location of the 2011 NADWCon, at which Sir Terry Pratchett will appear (circumstances and health permitting) as Guest of Honor! Both Seattle, Washington and Madison, Wisconsin put forth strong proposals for hosting the next NADWCon, and the Guild would…Read more
Folks, Thursday. A moment of unexpected peace and quiet which allows me to get on and do the mail. It’s a little bit difficult to do even that. My mother is dead, but not yet cremated. It is an uneasy period, feared all down the years, with rituals to ward off evil influences and keep the soul of the dead…Read more
Folks, The Museum of Curiosity is a half hour Radio 4 panel show hosted by John Lloyd and Jon Richardson, scheduled for transmission for 6 weeks from Monday 10th May 2010, repeated on Sundays. Each week they’re joined by 3 different guest panellists – a mix of entertaining experts and expert entertainers. The first recording is at the Pleasance Theatre,…Read more