Sir Terry Pratchett joins The London Book Fair as Author of the Day for opening day of 2014 Fair

The London Book Fair is delighted to announce that Sir Terry Pratchett will be its guest as Author of the Day on Tuesday 8 April. Sir Terry’s work, which is adored by millions of readers worldwide for its genre-defying blend of comedy, fantasy and science fiction, will be the focus of a programme of events to celebrate the writer’s place at the heart of the international publishing industry.

Sir Terry Pratchett’s literary influence spans the globe and, through sales of more than 85 million books, in 37 languages, he is often credited as being the impetus in encouraging new generations of readers.  Across more than 40 Discworld novels, a collaboration with Neil Gaiman in the novel Good Omens, numerous books for children and his latest Long Earth series written in collaboration with Stephen Baxter, Sir Terry’s unique blend of wit, wisdom and observation have earned him a fan base crossing the 5 five continents.  Knighted for services to literature in 2009, Sir Terry has won many prestigious awards including the Carnegie Medal, the World Fantasy Award and many Locus Awards.

Commenting on Sir Terry Pratchett’s attendance, Jacks Thomas, Director, The London Book Fair says, ‘Terry’s presence at The London Book Fair 2014 is a complete treat; a national icon and international inspiration, Terry has created a literary fan base of millions around the world; his contribution to the book industry is tremendous and his influence continues to stimulate new generations of readers in numerous markets and languages. We are looking forward very much to welcoming him to Earls Court in April.’

Larry Finlay Managing Director of Transworld Publishing added: “All of us at Transworld and Random House Children’s Publishers are so proud to publish Sir Terry Pratchett. I cannot think of another writer who has done more to entertain and inspire readers across the last three decades.'

Find out more information on The London Book Fair's Author of the Day programme

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