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Recent news about Terry

Saturday, September 17th, 2022
The Guardian publishes an extract of Rob Wilkins' official biography, Terry Pratchett: A Life with Footnotes. (‘I think I was good, though I could have been better’: Terry Pratchett and the writing of his life) Early reviews appear in The Times ("What Made the Discworld author tick?") and The Independent ("Fan’s-eye view misses the big questions").
Tuesday, March 1st, 2022
Transworld/Penguin announces publication of new editions of the Discworld books with new cover art as part of 50 Years of Terry.
Thursday, January 27th, 2022
The Pratchett Estate officially endorse the "Vimes Boots Index", an effort by anti-poverty and equality campaigner Jack Monroe to track the real increase in living costs for the poor in the UK. Terry Pratchett estate backs Jack Monroe’s idea for ‘Vimes Boots’ poverty index (The Guardian)
Wednesday, January 26th, 2022
Dunmanifestin Ltd announce the official biography of Terry Pratchett, Terry Pratchett: A Life with Footnotes, written by Rob Wilkins. It will be published by Transworld on 29th September, 2022. "A LIFE WITH FOOTNOTES — ANNOUNCING THE OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY OF SIR TERRY PRATCHETT" at dunmanifestin.com
Tuesday, November 16th, 2021
Narrativia announces the publication of new Discworld audiobooks as part of "50 Years of Terry". "Audio" at narrativia.com

Significant Pratchett Events

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
Narrativia announces an exclusive deal with Motive Pictures and Endeavour Content to produce "definitive" and "absolutely faithful" Discworld adaptations for the screen. No specific productions are announced. The full text of the announcement is available on the Narrativia web site.
Saturday, September 16th, 2017
Opening of the Terry Pratchett HisWorld Exhibition at the Salisbury Museum, Wiltshire. HisWorld Website Salisbury Museum Website
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
In accordance with his final wishes Sir Terry Pratchett's unfinished novels are destroyed using a steamroller. News Article
Saturday, February 11th, 2017
The BBC broadcasts the biographical documentary Terry Pratchett: Back in Black. (Non-UK viewers may be able to watch it [here])
Thursday, August 27th, 2015
Publication of the final Discworld novel, The Shepherd's Crown.
Thursday, March 12th, 2015
Sir Terry Pratchett died at home in Wiltshire following a long battle with Alzheimer's. BBC report, 3:26pm GMT

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Latest and Upcoming Publications by or about Terry Pratchett

27 October 2022
Scheduled publication of new audiobook and paperback editions of Mort, Reaper Man, Soul Music, Hogfather and Thief of Time as part of 50 Years of Terry. Rescheduled publication of the Dunmanifestin Edition of The Ultimate Discworld Companion.
5 October 2022
Scheduled publication of new audiobook of The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents as part of 50 Years of Terry.
29 September 2022
Publication of Terry's official biography, Terry Pratchett: A Life with Footnotes, by Rob Wilkins.
1 September 2022
Publication of two new editions of The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents to tie-in with the upcoming film.
7 July 2022
Publication of new audiobook and paperback editions of The Colour of Magic, The Light Fantastic, Sourcery, Interesting Times, The Last Continent and Unseen Academicals as part of 50 Years of Terry.
28 April 2022
Publication of new audiobook and paperback editions of Equal Rites, Wyrd Sisters, Witches Abroad, Lords and Ladies, Maskerade, Carpe Jugulum and Small Gods as part of 50 Years of Terry.
25 December 2021
The animated short film Terry Pratchett's The Abominable Snow Baby is broadcast by Channel 4.
9 December 2021
Publication of the first new Penguin audiobook, Hogfather, as part of 50 Years of Terry.
11 November 2021
Publication of The Ultimate Discworld Companion.
16 January 2021
Snowgum Films publish their short film Troll Bridge on Youtube.
3 January 2021
The Watch premieres on BBC America with the first two episodes. The remaining six are broadcast weekly through 14 February, 2021.
30 July 2020
Publication of the biography The Magic of Terry Pratchett by Marc Burrows.

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