Terry Pratchett at The National Press Club
Friday, October 14, 2011 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
Washington, United States
Sir Terry Pratchett will discuss his latest book, “Snuff: A Novel of Discworld” at 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 14 in the NPC Ballroom. As a fundraiser for the Club’s Eric Friedheim Library, this will be a ticketed event. You must purchase a ticket for admission.
Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE, is the best-selling author of a series of more than 38 humorous and satirical novels about the colorful fantasy world of Discworld, and over 21 Discworld companion or non-Discworld novels, including the award-winning 'Good Omens' with Neil Gaiman. Regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English-language satirists, Pratchett has won numerous literary awards, including the Carnegie Medal, the Andre Norton Award and the Margaret A. Edwards Award. Pratchett was named an Officer of the British Empire “for services to literature” in 1998 and knighted for the same in 2009, and has received at least eight honorary doctorates. Pratchett has also been a longtime supporter and trustee of the Orangutan Foundation UK, and, after his diagnosis with early-onset Alzheimer's disease in 2007, became a leading advocate for Alzheimer's research, contributing funds and urging others to do the same, and raising public awareness of the disease and its implications through the 2009 Scottish BAFTA-winning BBC documentary "Terry Pratchett: Living With Alzheimer's," which explored the state of current research and the difficulties of living with the disease, and the 2011 BBC documentary "Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die," which explored the subject of assisted death.
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