Neil Gaiman: ‘Terry Pratchett isn’t jolly. He’s angry’

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October 3rd, 2014

Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett may strike many as a twinkly old elf, but that’s not him at all. Fellow sci-fi novelist Neil Gaiman on the inner rage that drives his ailing friend’s writing   I want to tell you about my friend Terry Pratchett, and it’s not easy. I’m going to tell you something you may not know. [...]

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First Copies of Mrs Bradshaw’s Handbook Are In!

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September 18th, 2014

Mrs Bradshaw Collage

Here they are in all their glory… It’s out on October 9th! Have a peek at the book page here.    

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Terry Pratchett: how I wrote my first stories as a cub reporter

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September 15th, 2014

Terry Pratchett: This is me

Terry Pratchett explains how and when he wrote his new collection of short stories Dragons at Crumbling Castle… Focus on a planet revolving in space: Focus in on a small country in the northern hemisphere – Great Britain. Closer, closer… and on the western edge of London you can see the county of Buckinghamshire. Small [...]

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Discworld Bench: Books About Town Auction

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September 12th, 2014

Discworld Bench

Our 50 BookBench sculptures are on display on the streets of London until 15 September. They will then be sold at public auction on 7 October 2014 at an exclusive event at the Southbank Centre. Tickets can be bought from the Southbank Centre box office. Proceeds will go to the National Literacy Trust, a charity [...]

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First look behind the scenes of Radio 4’s Good Omens production

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September 11th, 2014

Cast of Good Omens BBC Radio 4

Dirk Maggs’ adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s 1990 novel Good Omens has begun recording – with Colin Morgan, Peter Serafinowicz and Neil Gaiman in this first cast photo. It is a collaboration which has fantasy and sci-fi fans salivating – and here is a picture of the amazing cast preparing to dramatise Terry [...]

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Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett join forces with Radio 4 to make first ever dramatisation of Good Omens

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September 8th, 2014

Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

It’s the end of the world – just not quite how we might be expecting it – but then this is Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s version of Armageddon. BBC Radio 4 has today confirmed that the station will be collaborating with acclaimed authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett to create the first ever dramatisation [...]

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The New York Times Interview: By the Book

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August 20th, 2014

Terry Pratchett: The New York Times

The author of the Discworld series — most recently, “Raising Steam” — read “The Wind in the Willows” and “just exploded”: “I thought to myself, This is a lie, but what a fabulous lie!” Sell us on your favorite overlooked or underappreciated writer. G. K. Chesterton. These days recognized — that is if he is [...]

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