To celebrate Sir Terry Pratchett as The London Book Fair’s (LBF) Author of the Day on Tuesday 8 April, the International Authors Forum, in association with LBF, has designated Tuesday 8 April International Sir Terry Pratchett Day, to mark his phenomenal international publishing success. To launch the day, authors from around the world will be asked to vote for their favourite character from one of his books – choosing from a list of Sir Terry’s Official Top 10 Favourites, which are:
1. Commander Vimes
3. Granny Weatherwax
4. Tiffany Aching
5. Lord Vetinari
6. The Librarian
7. Nanny Ogg
9. The Nac Mac Feegle
The London Book Fair is also encouraging Sir Terry’s fans around the world to vote and tweet.
Katie Webb, International Authors Forum, said: “Sir Terry Pratchett is a huge source of pride amongst the global author community. His innumerable achievements and dedication to his craft – unlocking imaginations, giving entertainment, education and wonder to so many – are testament to the value of the author in society. We are honoured to be celebrating Sir Terry Pratchett, and to be spreading the celebration worldwide.”
Sir Terry Pratchett said: “‘An International Terry Pratchett Day? I have a day? A vote? I will celebrate with a tincture poured by Willikins…I urge you to do the same – by voting for your favourite character. Log on to www.londonbookfair.co.uk/sirtpday to find out mine.”
Sir Terry Pratchett, one of the pre-eminent voices in contemporary British fiction has sold more than 85 million books in 37 languages. Across more than 40 Discworld novels, numerous books for children and his latest Parallel Earth series written in collaboration with Stephen Baxter, Sir Terry has won millions of fans worldwide with a voice that balances humour with an intelligent and deeply human vision of the world. Knighted for services to literature in 2009, Sir Terry’s work has won many prestigious awards including The Carnegie Medal, Nebulas Awards and Locus Awards.
To vote for your favourite Sir Terry Pratchett character, please go to:
All those who register their vote and tweet for their favourite character will be
entered in to a prize draw to win a signed copy of one of Sir Terry’s books. (*)
2014 SHOW DATES
THE LONDON BOOK FAIR, EARLS COURT, LONDON
Tuesday 8-Thursday 10 April 2014
(*) LBF decision is final and LBF regrets it will not be able to enter in to any correspondence.