Author Terry Pratchett receives knighthood

February 19th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 19 (ANI): British author Terry Pratchett has been knighted by the Queen for services to literature.

Terry, 60, who has sold more than 60 million books worldwide, was given the honour at Buckingham Palace.

The author of the acclaimed novel The Colour Of Magic was named Britain’’s most read author in the 1990s and is now second only to JK Rowling.

Terry has contributed to multifarious issues he helped raise awareness about Alzheimer’’s disease.

Terry was born on April 28, 1948 at Beaconsfield, and published his first short story aged 13, reports The Daily Express.

Terry earlier worked as a journalist, but when his Discworld novels gained popularity, he turned to full-time novel writing. (ANI)

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