Books & Articles about Terry Pratchett2020-08-19T09:50:44+01:00

and published interviews with him


This list is inevitably incomplete: information on omissions would be much appreciated.

My reports on Terry’s personal and publishing activities published in the various Convention programme books, the first of which appeared in 1998, and are mentioned below, can be found HERE.


Taurus (pseud.), ‘Marcus (plus a few Carpet People) – still caring about environment’, Mid-Week Bucks Free Press, 3 November 1971.

Mills, Christine, ‘All the Amazing Adventures of Glurk, Snibril, Pismire and their Friends have gone into a Second Edition’, The Buckinghamshire Advertiser, 25 November 1971. [The above statement was optimistic. It was not reprinted, and the revised second edition did not appear until 1992.]


Gaiman, Neil, ‘The Colour of Pratchett. Neil Gaiman talks to the author of Fantasy’s most colourful new book.’ Space Voyager, June/July 1985, p. 41.


Interview with Terry Pratchett, SFF Books, August 1986, pp. 27-30.

Shepherd, Ashley, ‘A Stroll across the Discworld. AD&D Adventures on the Back of a Giant Turtle (Not forgetting the four elephants)’, White Dwarf (Nottingham), October 1986, 82, pp. 25-29. An extract from The Light Fantastic appears on pp. 19-21, with details of a Discworld competition on p.22.


Graham, Wendy, ‘Voyages Beyond.’ (interview with Terry Pratchett) Adventure, June/July 1987, pp. 40-43.


‘The Rise of Terry Pratchett’, The Bookseller, 4 March 1988, p. 8. Reports that TP’s six-book deal with Gollancz is the largest that the publisher has ever signed with an author.

Kincaid, Paul, ‘Terry Pratchett. Interview’ Interzone, 25, September/October 1988, pp. 17-18, 20, 39.

Cawthorn, James, & Michael Moorcock, ‘Terry Pratchett: The Light Fantastic’ in their Fantasy: The 100 Best Books, London: Xanadu, and New York: Carroll & Graf, 1988, pp. 203-04. About The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic (both mentioned on contents page).


Puttick, Kevin, ‘Adventuring in Discworld’ with map of Ankh-Morpork, commentary by TP, and ‘The Test’ (edited extract from Pyramids), in GM, the Independent fantasy roleplaying magazine, vol. 1, no. 11, July 1989, pp. 52-68.

Askew, Robin, ‘Writes of Passage’ (interview), Venue, 10 November 1989, p. 14.

Tomlinson, Paul, ‘Terry Pratchett’ (interview), Starburst Winter Special, Yearbook 89/90, pp. 44-45.

‘The Terry Pratchett Interview’ (The first part), Tales from the Broken Drum (Nottingham), 1, October 1989, pp. 5-7. The fanzine for the Octarine, Science Fiction & Fantasy Humour Appreciation Society.


‘An Interview with Terry Pratchett’ (The second part), Tales from the Broken Drum (Nottingham), 2, January 1990, pp. 9-12.

Clute, John, ‘The Big Sellers, 3: Terry Pratchett’, Interzone, 33, January/February 1990, pp. 24-27.

‘Master of the Universe’, Telegraph Magazine, 13 January 1990, pp. 44-46, 48.

Cairns, Nick, ‘Terry Pratchett: Discovering Discworld’, The Magazine, February 1990, 20-21, p.

Bishoff, David, ‘An Unacknowledged Influence’, Signet SF Advance (NAL SF Dept, New York), I, 5, 1990, p. 6. Spoof critique of the influence of a little-known cousin of the Brothers Grimm, one Schnitzel Grimm, on the Discworld novels, and other works.

‘The Good, The Bad and the Magical’, Colin Greenland talks to fantasy author Terry Pratchett, creator of Discworld, the nomes and an apocalyptic farce. The Sunday Times, 10 June 1990, p. 8 Books.

A Childhood. ‘Western Avenue, Road to Damascus’,  interview with Ray Connolly, The Times Saturday Review, 14 July 1990, p.62.

‘A Wizard Time in Discworld’, by Philippa Toomey, The Times, 9 August 1990, p.?.

‘Another Source for Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters‘, by Jessica Yates, in Tales from the Broken Drum (Nottingham), 2, October 1990, p. 5.

Quote in Kindred Spirits’, and large photo, Telegraph Magazine, 22 September 1990, pp. 6-7.

‘Science fiction without the Gravity’, interview with Jonny Jacobsen, Glasgow Herald, 10 December 1990


‘Pratchett & Gaiman: The Double Act’ (interview), Locus, XXVI, 26 (362) March 1991, pp. 4, 72-73.

Disc-overing Pratchett’. Interview by Liz Holliday, Fantazia, 11, ?April 1991, pp.57-59.

‘Interview’, Imaginative, June/July 1991, pp.1-6.

‘Finest Writer of the Century?’ by Brendan Wignall, Oxford Times, 9 August 1991. Source of opening quote: ‘Terry Pratchett is simplest the best humorous writer of the 20th century. Wodehouse, Waugh, Sharpe, etc. – all have their merits – but Pratchett really is a cut above the rest.’ 

‘Off the record’, Interview with TP by Stan Nicholls. in Blast!, 4, September 1991, pp. 60-61. [The printed interview is missing its final word or words]

‘Through People to Stories’, by Brendan Wignall, Million, September/October 1991. pp. 6-12.


An Interview with Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman for Gamesman, by Martin Tudor, Gamesman, 2, [1992] pp. 20-22.

‘Into Terry Pratchett’s Discworld: Serious Fun’, by David V.Barrett, New Statesman & Society, 3 January 1992, p. 33.

‘Terry Who’s Nome Brew’. Report by Tom Hibbert, You Magazine (Mail on Sunday), 16 February 1992, pp.34-6

‘Praying to Small Gods’. An Interview with Terry Pratchett, by Markman Ellis, Waterstone’s Spring/Summer 1992 Catalogue, p.9.

‘Interface with Terry Pratchett, Pagan Voice, ?June 1992, pp. 4-5.

‘Acclaimed Author Reports on Vivid World of Fantasy’. Steve Warren talks to former Bucks Free Press reporter and top fantasy author Terry Pratchett, Bucks Free Press (High Wycombe), 26 June 1992, p.6.

‘Come Adam, This Time the Berries are Sweet’. By John Clute, Interzone, June 1992, pp.60-61. The first part of this is a major review of Small Gods.

‘Terry Pratchett: Who He?’ Patricia Miller interviews TP, The Bookseller, ? August 1992, pp. 30-31.

‘The View from an Elephant’. Martin Wroe meets Terry Pratchett, a comic fantasist at home with elves and wizards (interview), Independent, 15 August 1992.

‘Tripping the Light Fantastic’, by David Howe, Science Fiction World, issue 0, insert of Comic World, 8, October 1992, pp. 8-9. David Howe explores the magical Discworld with author Terry Pratchett.’

‘Master of the Fantastic’ (with portrait by Trog), The Observer, 8 November 1992, p. 21. 

‘The Poor Man with Lots of Money’. by Judy Hughes (interview), Western Mail, 27 November 1992.

‘Discworld’ (interview), Role Player Independent, Collectors Issue, I, 1, December 1992, pp. 18-19, 21.

‘I’m Often Quite Unreasonable, but the Plus Point is that I Know it’: Fantasy writer Terry Pratchett tells Fionnuala McHugh why he’s more of an adolescent than his daughter, (interview, totally in first person),  The Daily Telegraph You & Your Family, 4 December 1992, p.14.

‘The Witch Report’ Jeremy Clarke spins a disc with Terry Pratchett, What’s On, 5-18 December 1992, p. 49


‘Terry Pratchett Leaves the Furniture Alone’, by Stan Nicholls (interview), Stan Nicholls, Wordsmiths of Wonder: Fifty Interviews with Writers of the Fantastic, London, Orbit, 1993, pp. 340-37.

‘Granny on Disc’, Author Terry Pratchett writes million-selling books based on a fantasy world into which he injects his own unique brand of humour. Jeremy Clarke reports on a man who likes witches. What’s On, 20 January 1993, p.22.

‘Slipped Discworld’, Terry Pratchett talks to Graham Bridgstock (interview, totally in first person), Evening Standard, 29 January 1993, p.43.

‘Desert Island Discworld’, by Peter K. Hogan (interview), Vox, February 1993

‘Terry Pratchett’, by Barry Phelps, Antiquarian Book Monthly, May 1993, pp. 14-19. Pages 18-19 give a checklist of his UK published books.

‘Funny Old World’, by Elizabeth Young, The Guardian Weekend, 23 October 1993, pp. cover, 6-7,9-10.

‘Terry Pratchett Going by the Book’, by Gary Whitta (interview), PC Gamer, December 1993, pp. 54-60.


‘The SF Kick’, Terry Pratchett talks to Stella Hargreaves about sf, fantasy and why he won’t be taking the Devil’s Bargain just yet, Interzone, March 1994, pp. 25-28.

‘Magical Mayhem’. Rupert Goodwin on the fantasy worlds of Terry Pratchett, The Times, 5 March 1994, p. ..

‘The Curious Business of …. Death.’ Paul H.Birch explores the Turtle borne Disc-world of Terry Pratchett with Graham Higgins, Comic World, 32, October 1994, pp. 31-33.


‘The Pratchett File’, by Robin Eggar, Sunday Mirror Magazine, 22 January 1995, pp. 28-30.

‘Spinner of Tales’, by Mark Edwards, The Sunday Times, 19 March 1995, pp. 4-5.

Kauffmann, Gerald, ‘On a planet just outside Salisbury’, interview, Daily Telegraph, 15 April 1995, p. A4.

‘The Grin Reaper’. Bookcase meets Terry Pratchett, Bookcase. The WH Smith Guide to Good Books, May/June 1995, pp. 4-5.

‘Bookers? Not for the loikes of oi’, Criticism doesn’t hurt fantasy novelist Terry Pratchett, or his six million adoring fans, The Independent, 12 June 1995, pp. 4-5.

‘Soul Man’. John Walshe meets Terry Pratchett….and Talks to the Prince of the Sci-Fi world about Fantasy, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll, Hot Press, 12 July 1995, pp. 34-35. ‘I can say with all honesty that I tried grass one time, and I wanted to see if it made me more creative. I decided to take notes. I looked down at my keyboard and I thought “What a really ace A key this  is. Then I saw all those other fantastic keys. After about half an hour I’d been so impressed by my keyboard I hadn’t written a word.’

[Interview with Terry Pratchett], translation of Radio 4 interview with Robert Elms and Ned Sherrin in 1993), Cori Celesti [Prague], 3/1995, pp. 16-20.

‘The SFX Interview. Head to Head with the Stars. Terry Pratchett’, SFX, December 1995, pp.46-54.


Smythe, Colin, ‘Guest of Honour Biographies: Terry Pratchett’, in The Ankh-Morpork Interesting Times, 4, March 1996, pp. [8-9]. The run-up newsletter for the first Discworld Convention, held at Sacha’s Hotel, Manchester, in June 1996. Reprinted in the Convention programme. Translated into Czech and published in Cori Celesti (Prague), II.3, 1996,  15-17. An updated version published in Cori Celesti, IV.3, 1998, pp. 14-17, and trs. Ivan Adamovič, in Ikarie (Prague), November 1998, p. 10. Also on the Internet, where it is periodically updated. Another updated version appeared in Noreascon 4 Progress Report 6, May 2004, pp. 11-12, 14, 16, and another in Minicon 40ean (the program book for Minicon 40), 25-27 March 2005, pp. 7-10. These evolved into the biography of Terry which is to be found on this site.

Interview, New Writer, 3, 1996, pp.2-3.

‘Terry Pratchett at Alastair Little, London W1, with the million selling but reclusive author’, by Clair Colvin, Sunday Express Magazine, 29 May 1996, pp. 4-5.

‘Thanks for the Fantasy’, a profile of Terry Pratchett by Andy Beckett, Independent on Sunday, 2 June 1996.

‘Why two onions beat a bagel’. The Big Interview with Philip Young, Newcastle upon Tyne Journal, 10 June 1996, p. 9

‘Terry Pratchett and the Comedic Bildungsroman’. by Andrew M. Butler, Foundation. The Review of Science Fiction, 67, Summer 1996, pp. 56-62.

‘Thanks for the Fantasy’, by Andy Beckett,, Independent on Sunday, 2 June 1996, p. 19.

‘Leatherback Writer’, by Sherry Bendle, The Big Issue, South West, 3-9 June 1996, pp. 12-13.

‘Why Two Onions will Beat a Bagel….’ The Big interview with Philip Young, Newcastle upon Tyne Journal, 10 June 1996, p. 9.

‘Master of Flat Earth’ (interview with Renata Rubnikowicz), Times Educational Supplement, 5 July 1996, p. S1.1.

‘Weird but Wonderful’, by Mark Edwards, Sunday Times 10.20, 7 July 1996

‘A Life in the Day of Terry Pratchett’, (interview by Caroline Scott), Sunday Times Magazine, 4 August 1996, p. 46.

‘Some Unregarded Aspects of the Reception of Classics in the 20th Century, or Son of “Terry Pratchett and Classics”‘, by Richard Wallace, CA News [Journal of the Classical Association], December 1996, pp. 8-9.


‘Who in the Discworld is Terry Pratchett?’ (Maureen Owen meets a writer laughing all the way to the bank), The Times. the directory, 11-17 January 1997. This was below an article by the paper’s Literary Editor Derwent May which listed the top earning authors of 1996, top of whom was TP.

‘In a World of his Own’ (Terry Pratchett talks with James Rampton), The Independent Eye Profile, 26 April – 2 May 1997, pp. 6-7.

‘The Animated Pratchett’ (interview by Jeremy Clarke), Starburst, May 1997, pp. 55-58.

‘Preview. Wyrd Beard’ in Melody Maker, 17 May 1997, p. 33.

‘Passed/Failed: Terry Pratchett’ (interview by Jonathan Sale), The Independent, education section, 8 May 1997, p. 7.

Andreae, Tobyn, ‘Terry’s All Gold’, The Express, magazine section, p. 31.

‘Why Terry is the Wizard of Weird’, by Mary Fletcher, (interview), TV Times, 10-16 May 1997, pp. 14-15.

‘Answer This. The Questions You’d Really Like to Put to Terry Pratchett’, by Victoria Lane, The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, 11 May 1997, p. 57.

Stephenson, Hannah, ‘Wizard of the Write Stuff’, Liverpool Daily Post, tv section, 12 May 1997, p. 1.

Stephenson, Hannah, ‘Despatches from Discworld’, (Teeside) Evening Gazette, 14 May 1997, p. 14.

‘Wizard on top of his World’, by Michael Wright, The Sunday Times, Culture Section, 18 May 1997, pp. 11.4-5.

‘Me a cult? Writing’s just a hobby’, David Behrens reports, Bradford Telegraph & Argus, 31 May 1997, p. 15.

‘Wizard of Top of His World, Dead Funny’ (interview by Peter Ingham), The Times, Metro, 8-14 November 1997, pp. 16-17. A short extract from Jingo was published on p.17.


Welcome to my (wired) Discworld’, (interview with Ann Kent), The Times Inter//face//, 4 February 1998, pp. 1, 6-7.

Smythe, Colin, ‘The Early Days’, in Souvenir Brochure for  Fleighton Productions’ production of Guards! Guards!, adapted for the stage by Geoffrey Cush, 18 March 1998, (first night at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool)  p. 9. 

Langford, Dave, ‘Is Discworld Literature?, SFX, 1 April 1998, p. 46.

‘Rich imagination of Discworld’s doyen’, Boris Johnson speaks to Terry Pratchett, Daily Telegraph, 11 May 1998, p. 34.

Revelations: ‘I Found Discworld in High Wycombe.’, (interview by Andrew G.Marshall), The Independent, 19 May 1998, p. 20.

‘Shakespeare’s Soul Lives On. Terry Pratchett Talks to Frances Welch, Sunday Telegraph, 14 June 1998.

Graham, Natalie, ‘Fantasy brings real rewards, Fame and Fortune. The Discworld novels made Terry Pratchett a millionaire, but he prefers savings accounts to stocks and shares’, Sunday Times, 16 August 1998, p. Money 6.

‘Dinner with death would be fun – as long as it wasn’t a takeaway’, TP answers readers’ questions, The Express, 7 September 1998, p. 31.

Smythe, Colin, ‘Fifteen Years of The Colour of Magic: Editions and Translations’, and ‘From Convention to  Convention: Two Years on the Discworld’, in Discworld Convention 1998 Programme Book, 18 September 1998, pp.28-32, 42-45.

‘Terry Pratchett’s weird world . Elizabeth Young on the aesthetic appeal of a bestselling cult author’, The Guardian, 24 October 1998, p. Saturday 10.

Wilson, Andrew, ‘Discworld keeps literary heads in a spine. Terry Pratchett is the fantasy writer the literati can’t afford to ignore’, The Scotsman,  21 November 1998, p. 20.

‘Feeding the Fantasies’, interview, Sainsbury’s The Magazine, December 1998, p. 250


Smythe, Colin, ‘The Early Days’ in Terry Pratchett’s Guards! Guards! Souvenir brochure,  issued for second tour, Fleighton Productions, 21 January 1999, p. [9].

‘Fantasy millionaire sticks to facts on finances’, The Observer, 11 April 1999, p. Cash 20.

Walker, Jonathan, ‘Magical world of Terry’s search’, Sunday Mercury, 18 July 1999, p. 30.

‘Terry Pratchett: Discworld & Beyond’, (interview), Locus, December 1999, pp. 4, 73-76. An interview, but all interviewer’s questions removed so the text is entirely by Terry Pratchett, and appearing slightly jerky as a result.


Butler, Andrew M., Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn (eds.), Terry Pratchett: Guilty of Literature, Reading: Science Fiction Foundation, 1,000 copies in May  2000 (0-903007-01-0), pp. x, 184.
David Langford: ‘Introduction
John Clute: ‘Coming of Age’
Cherith Baldry: ‘The Children’s Books’
Andrew M. Butler: ‘Theories of Humour’
Penelope Hill: ‘Unseen University’
Andy Sawyer: ‘The Librarian and his Domain’
Karen Sayer: ‘The Witches’
Nickianne Moody: ‘Death’
Edward James: ‘The City Watch’
Matthew Hills: ‘Mapping Narrative Spaces’
Farah Mendlesohn: ‘Faith and Ethics’

Second edition, enlarged, Baltimore MD: Old Earth Books, 2004, (hbk 1-882968 -32-8; pbk 1-882968-31-X) pp. xvi, 343. With the additional essays
Edward James: ‘Weaving the Carpet’
Stacie Hanes: ‘Death and the Maiden’
James Brown: ‘Believing is Seeing: Silas Tomkyn Comberbache and Terry Pratchett’

‘You Ask the Questions’ (such as: Terry Pratchett, are your fans pathetic, obsessive nerds?) (interview), The Independent Wednesday Review, 23 February 2000, p. 7.

‘Narrativium and Lies-to-Children: Palatable Instruction in The Science of Discworld’, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies¸VI, 1, 2000, pp. 155-178.

‘A Conversation with Terry Pratchett’ by Claire E. White, in Writers Write, April 2000

‘Wizard Wheezes’. Cathy Brown meets author Terry Pratchett and discovers a Suffolk Discworld Connection’ (interview), Suffolk Magazine, 5, October 2000, pp. 56-59.

‘Star Check’. Terry Pratchett, the Somerset-based novelist and creator of the Discworld series, discusses the gadgets in his life with Richard Johnson, (interview), Sunday Times, Doors, 29 October 2000, p. 45.


‘Terry Pratchett’s Witches’. An Interview by Katherine Kimberley, The Hedge Wytch, 13, Imbolc 2001, pp. 15-18.

Butler, Andrew M., The Pocket Essential: Terry Pratchett, Harpenden, Hertfordshire: Pocket Essentials, 30 April 2001 (1-903047-39-0), 96 pp.

‘Pratchett Job’. Terry Pratchett has sold more than 18 million novels, has an army of devoted fans, yet has never won an award. In a rare interview, he tells Marianne Macdonald why literary snobs love to hate him, Mail on Sunday. Night & Day, 6 May 2001, pp. 27, 29.

‘The Word on the Street is by Terry Pratchett’. Punters love him, pundits don’t. Why do critics still ignore our bestselling author, wonders Robert Crampton. The Times, Times 2, 30 May 2001, pp. 4-5.

‘Planet Pratchett’. Rupert Hicks meets Terry Pratchett – author and creator of a unique fantasy world – in a down-to-earth moment. Limited Edition. The magazine for south Wiltshire and west Hampshire, July 2001, pp. 6-10.

Haberkorn, Gideon, and Vera Reinhardt, ‘Magic, Adolescence, and Education on Terry Pratchett’s Discworld’, in Jes Battis (ed.), Supernatural youth: The Rise of the Teen Hero in Literature and Popular Culture, Plymouth: Lexington Books, 2001

‘On the Spot’. Our Regular feature in which you can ask the questions: Terry Pratchett, Reader’s Digest, July 2001, pp. 16-18-20.

‘Profile: Terry Pratchett. Acned Prose’. Last week a writer ignored by the literati was identified as our best-selling author, The Sunday Telegraph, 9 September 2001, p. 23.

Bamford, Paul, ‘World Apart’, a feature about collecting TP’s books, Clarecraft, maps, etc., in Collect It! The UK’s No 1 Collecting Magazine, 52, October 2001, pp. 12-15.

‘May the Turtle Swim for Ever: Discworld without End’. Not for nerds: Marianne Brace meets Terry Pratchett, creator of a vast comic universe,  Independent on Sunday, 18 November 2001.


‘Discworld Leaves its Black Hole’. By Neil Gaiman, Financial Times Weekend, 13/14 July 2002, p. iv.

‘Very Little Wack, Hardly any Zane and No Drug References. So, Terry Pratchett, Who do You Think you’re Up To?’ Robert Hanks talks to the Rat King, The Independent Magazine, 13 July 2002, pp. 20-21.

‘Pratchett’s World enters Prize Orbit’. Richard Morrison meets the prolific Discworld author as he is finally honoured with a literary reward, The Times, 13 July 2002, p. 22.

‘The Rat in the Hat’, Francis Spufford celebrates a popular author with a singular gift, The Guardian Review, 13 July 2002, p. 30.

Smythe, Colin, ‘The Novels: Some hints on editions’, and ‘Four years of Discworld: July 1998 to August  2002)’, in Discworld Convention 2002, nac mac Programme Book, 16 August 2002,  pp. 30-33, 38-41.

Interview: Discworld Author Terry Pratchett. New Zealand Herald, 26 October 2002


‘A Story about Stories’: Terry Pratchett’s The amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents. By Andrew M. Butler, Vector, 227, Jan/Feb 2003, pp. 10-11.


‘Terry Pratchett: Dispatches from Discworld.’ by Joe Nazzaro, Draw up your sword & laugh as he unveils the latest chapters in his fantastically funny saga. Fantasy Worlds, February 2004, pp. 40-44.

‘Weird Tales Talks with Terry Pratchett’, by Joseph McCabe, Weird Tales, March-April 2004, pp. 33-39.

‘Terry Pratchett: Funny side Up’, in Anne C. Petty, Dragons of Fantasy, Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Press, 1 May 2004, pp. 96-121.

Smythe, Colin, ‘Terry Pratchett’, in Noreascon 4. Progress Report 6, May 2004, pp. 11-12, 14, 16.

Smythe, Colin, ‘Two Years of Discworld’ in Discworld Convention 2004 Programme Book, 18 August 2004, pp. 32-35.

Gaiman, Neil, ‘Pro Guest of Honor. Terry Pratchett. An Appreciation’, in Noreascon 4 Program Book, [The 62nd World Science Fiction Convention], 2-6 September 2004, pp. 14-17. Reprinted in Neil Gaiman’s The View from the Cheap Seats, Selected Non-Fiction, London: Headline, 2016, pp. 106-11.

Smythe, Colin, ‘A Checklist of Terry Pratchett’s Books: First Editions in English’, in Noreascon 4 Program Book, [The 62nd World Science Fiction Convention], 2-6 September 2004, pp. 22-25.

‘Who the Dickens needs Hollywood?’ Michelle Fleming talks to best-selling author Terry Pratchett about the millions of Discworld books he’s sold since leaving the Bucks Free Press, Bucks Free Press, 24 September 2004.

’60 Second Interview’. By Kieran Meeke, Metro, 5 October 2004, p. 10.

‘Of Writers, Wizards and the History of Stamps’…. Ian Midgley experiences the wit and wisdom of Terry Pratchett,  Hull Daily Mail, 2 October 2004, pp. 4-5.

‘I have made more cash than I can really spend in the rest of my life, even if I try hard’. The UK’s best-selling author still has his feet firmly on the ground (interview by Rebecca Gooch), Western Daily Press, 5 October 2004, pp. 22-23.

‘Strange Powers of the Discworld King’. As Terry Pratchett tops the bestseller lists, he tells Stuart Wavell how his local town became twinned with Ankh-Morpork, Sunday Times News Review, 17 October 2004, p. 13.

‘Mugged by Humour’. Dave Luckett talks to Terry Pratchett and avoids all the obvious jokes, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine (Canberra, ACT), 16, December 2004–January 2005, pp. 103-108.

‘Disc Man’. By Jonathan Wright, SFX, 125, Christmas 2004, pp. 60-64.


‘A Pussy in Black Leather: Greebo and the Queer Aesthetic’ or, ‘Someone Had to Do it’. By Stacie Hanes, Vector: The Critical Journal of the BSFA, 241, June 2005, pp. 10-13.

‘Fiction Science.’ By Professor Ian Stewart, Warwick. The Magazine, 7, Autumn 2005, pp. 10-11. About the three Science of Discworld books.

‘Fantasies that Deal with the Real World’. Terry Pratchett manages to ask difficult questions in his fantasy novels, because he sets them in a funny way, he tells John Connolly, The Irish Times, 6 December 2005,


‘It’s a Cat’s Life’. Terry Pratchett was talking to Jill Eckersley, Your Cat, February 2006, p. 7.

Cockrell, Amanda, ‘Where the Falling angel Meets the rising Ape: Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. By Amanda Cockrell, The Hollins Critic (Hollins University, Virginia), XLIII, 1, February 2006, pp. 1-11, with a checklist of UK and USA publications, pp. 12-15.

Harvey, Graham,  ‘Discworld and Otherworld: The Imaginative Use of Fantasy Literature among Pagans, in Popular Spiritualities: The Politics of Contemporary Enchantment, eds. Lynne Hume & Kathleen McPhillips, Ashgate, 28 May 2006, 978-0-7546-39999-2, pp. 41-51.

Parker, Vic, Writers Uncovered: Terry Pratchett, Oxford: Heinemann Library [Education] (0-431-90633-5), 48pp. May 2006

Webb, Caroline, ‘“Change the Story, Change the World”: Witches/Crones as Heroes in Novels by Terry Pratchett and Diana Wynne Jones’, Papers 16.2 (2006), pp. 156-61. MLA International Bibliography, Web, 15 March 2012.

‘Terry Pratchett: Tackling the Invisible Crime’ (interview), ALCS News, May 2006, p. 11.

‘Night Life’, Bestselling fantasy author and keen astronomer Terry Pratchett talks to Sarah Reed about frosty nights in his warm new observatory, BBC Sky at Night, August 2006, 15, p.106.       An audio extract from the interview is on the accompanying CD.

Smythe, Colin, ‘Two Years of Discworld’ in Discworld Convention 2006 Programme Book, 18 August 2006, pp. 41-43.

Gifford, Clive, So You Think You Know Discworld?, London: Hodder Childrens Books, 21 September 2006 (0-340-91732-6), pp. iv, 156. First seen at 2006 Discworld Convention where it was on sale prior to publication. 1,400 copies of first printing issued prior to official publication date without trademark acknowledgement (these had already been sold before Hodder had been requested to cease publication, balance of printing – 3,000 copies – pulped). Replaced by corrected reprint, So You Think You Know Discworld®?

‘Hog in the Limelight’, by Anthony Brown, Cult Times, December 2006, pp. 22-25.

‘James Jackson meets Terry Pratchett on the Set of Hogfather‘. The Times, 9 December 2006,


‘Out of This World’, interview with Beverley Byrne, The Lady, 25 September -1 October 2007, pp. 30-31.

The Unofficial Companion to the Novels of Terry Pratchett, ed. Andrew M.Butler, Greenwood Publishing, 11/07, 978-1-84645-001-3 hbk and -024-2 pbk. Contributors: Andrew M. Butler, Alex Bussey, Juliana Froggatt, Ximena Gallardo C, David Langford, Zina Lee, Farah Mendlesohn, Alan J. Porter, Andy Sawyer, Susan Spilecki, Mark D. Thomas, and Amy Vail.

Hudson, Chris, ‘Something Holy: The spirituality of  Terry Pratchett’s Discworld’,

‘SFX Profile: Terry Pratchett’, SFX catches up with the Discworld creator on the set of The Colour of Magic, SFX, 163, December 2007, p. 62 (with whole page photo on p. 63)

‘The Death Ray Interview: Terry Pratchett’, Death Ray, Christmas 2007, p. 74-79. Followed by ‘8 of the Best [novels]’, pp. 79-81.

‘Pratchett struck down by Alzheimer’s disease’ by Joel Taylor, Metro, 13 December 2007, pp. 1, 7.

‘Terry Pratchett, 59, has Rare Type of Alzheimer’s’, by Nigel Reynolds, The Daily Telegraph, 13 December 2007

‘My Battle with Alzheimer’s’, by Fantasy Writer Terry Pratchett, 59′, by Colin Fernandez, The Daily Mail, 13 December 2007

Stories regarding the announcement were carried by many other national papers, radio, TV, news agencies, and on the web.


Hall, Mark, ‘Speculum Fantasia – Middle Earth and Discworld as Mirrors of Medieval Europe’, European Journal of Archaeology, 16 January 2008

‘Pratchett’s Million Dollar wish to Give Battle against Alzheimer’s an Extra Kick’, by Ben Hoyle, The Times, 13 March 2008, p. 8.

‘Fantastic Courage. Comment’ [editorial], Daily Mail, 14 March 2008, p. 14.

‘Author Terry Pratchett talks exclusively on his Alzheimer’s Fight’, by Alun Palmer, Daily Mirror, 14 March 2008, p.?

‘His Popularity prevents him being seen as one of our Great Satirists. He’s up there with Wodehouse and Waugh’, by Maeve Kennedy, The Guardian, 14 March 2008, p. 18.

‘Profile: You Can’t Keep the Maker of a Flat World Down’, by William Longley, The Sunday Telegraph, 16 March 2008, p. 26.

‘There’s Humour in the Darkest Places’, by Stuart Jeffries, G2 [Guardian], 18 March 2008, pp. 10-12.

‘I would rather die of cancer than have my living self stripped away a bit at a time’.  With raw honesty, author Terry Pratchett describes his fury at having Alzheimer’s . . . By Paul Connolly, Daily Mail, 19 March 2008, pp. 44-45.

‘Acts of God’, (interview), Locus, April 2008, pp. 8-9, 58.

‘Humour can Exist in the Most Dreadful Trials’. One of Britain’s most prolific and bestselling authors, Terry Pratchett, talks to Alison Flood about his success, his treatment by the literati and his latest, biggest challenge – early onset Alzheimer’s, The Bookseller, 18 April 2008, pp. 26-27.

Croft, Janet Brennan, ‘Nice, Good or Right: Faces of the Wise Woman in Terry Pratchett’s “Witches” Novels’, in Mythlore 26. 3/4 (2008), pp. 151-63. MLA International Bibliography. Web 15 March 2012.

Haberkorn, Gideon, ‘Cultural Palimpsests: Terry Pratchett’s New Fantasy Heroes’, in Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, 18:3 (2008) pp. 319-39.

The Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld. The Myths and Legends of Terry Pratchett’s Multiverse. By Linda K.Washington and Carrie Pyykkonen. St Martin’s Griffin, 15 April 2008, 978-0-312-37243-9

‘Terry Vision’, Discworld returns to the small screen in the shape of Sky’s latest adaptation. Terry Pratchett talks to Jonathan Wright on the set of The Colour of Magic, SFX, 168, April 2008, pp. 61-65,

‘When Two Tribes go to War’, Can marketers reap the spoils from online battlegrounds? Deals with reactions to TP’s comments about JKR’s not being aware she was writing fantasy.  ANU [Australian National University] Reporter, Autumn 2008 [i.e.April/May]

‘Tough at the Top’, Terry Pratchett talks to Jonathan Wright about being SFX’s number one science fiction author and how he’s not too comfortable with beating Tolkien, SFX Collection, SF & Fantasy Book Special, 34, June 2008, pp. 42-48.

‘Lord of Discworld Fights to Save his Powers’, Author and Alzheimer’s sufferer Terry Pratchett tells Bryan Appleyard how he is controlling the progress of the disease. The Sunday Times, 8 June 2008, News Review, p. 9.

Sweet Fantasy  – 25 Years of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld’… Terry Pratchett looks back over an incredible career, with Neil Gaiman. Illustrated by Paul Kidby. Waterstone’s Books Quarterly, Summer, 19 June 2008, pp. 36-39.

The Turtle Moves! Discworld’s Story Unauthorized. By Lawrence Watt-Evans. BenBella Books, Dallas, TX, 1 August 2008, ISBN 978-1-933771-46-5.

‘From Convention to Convention: Two Years on the Discworld 2006-2008 The Biennial Report from Colin Smythe’, in Discworld Convention 2008 Programme Book, 22-25 August 2008, pp. 16-18.

‘Rimfall, Finger Pokes. Angry Letters: Discworld’s Fantastic Reaches’. By Donna Royston, Strange Horizons, 8 September 2008,

‘Fantasy Figure’:  Terry Pratchett is Britain’s second favourite living writer. . . Deborah Orr met him, The Independent Magazine, 29 November 2008, pp. 12-18.

‘We Cooperate or we die’: Sustainable Coexistence in Terry Pratchett’s The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, by Marek Oziewicz, Published online 2 December 2008. Printed in Children’s Literature in Education, 40, 2, June 2009, pp. 85-94.

Chahoud, Anna, Orator Publicus, Dublin University, Orationes in Comitiis, ‘Doctor in Litteris: Terentius David Johannes Pratchett’, 12 December 2008, p. x [with translation on p. xi].

Croft, Janet Brennan, ‘Nice, Good, or Right: Faces of the Wise Woman in Terry Pratchett’s “Witches” Novels’, Mythlore, 26. 3-4 (2008), pp. 151-64


‘From Fantasy to New Reality’, by Donald Clarke, The Irish Times, 9 January 2009, p.18.

‘I could weld with this rage’,  The funny, fluent Sir Terry Pratchett is channelling anger at his Alzheimer’s disease into some of his best work, finds Andrew Billen. The Times 2, 30 January 2009, pp. 4-5.

‘A Knight’s Quest’, The Globe & Mail (Toronto), Globe Review, 9 March 2009, p. R1

‘Interview by John Joseph Adams’,  Subterranean, Winter 2009.

Jessica Tiffin, Marvelous Geometry: Narrative and Metafiction in Modern Fairy Tale, Detroit MI: Wayne State UP, 2009, ISBN 978-0-8143-3262-7, pp. 158-169 specifically concern TP’s writing, particularly Witches Abroad.

Croft, Janet Brennan, ‘The Education of a Witch: Tiffany Aching, Hermione Granger, and Gendered Magic in Discworld and Potterworld’, Mythlore, 27. 3-4 (2009), pp. 129-42.

Smythe, Colin, ‘Pratchett in America’, in The North American Discworld Convention 2009 Program Book, 4-7 September 2009, pp. 48-53.


Bjarkadóttir, Valgerður, Teaching English to Teenagers in a Foreign Language. Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Novels as an Introduction to Classic English Literature, Lambert Academic Publishing, 20 June 2010, 987-3838348582

Smythe, Colin, ‘Terry and Discworld 2008-2010’, in Discworld Convention 2010 Programme Book, 27-30 August 2010, pp. 20-23. [A lengthier version of this report can be found under Convention Writings.]

‘Fantastic Voyager’. Interview with John Gilbey, Times Higher Education, 17 September 2010, pp. 34-37.

‘Writing a Ruritania in a post Colonialist World. By Farah Mendlesohn, Vector, 263, Summer 2010, pp. 11-15. A comparison of Nation and Frances Hardinge’s Gullstruck Island. [Oddly, the date and issue on p. 11 is given as Spring 2009, Vector 259, elsewhere it is correct]

Wilkins, Rob, ‘Galaxy Outstanding Achievement Award 2010: what it is like to work for such a successful author’, The Best of British Writing 2010, Winners of Galaxy National Book Awards, October 2010, pp. 22-23.

‘Terry Pratchett: the Most Serious Man in the world’, by Michael Swanwick. World Fantasy Convention 36, 2010, Guests of Honor Book, 28-31 October 2010, pp. 39-40. With checklist pp. 40-41.

‘I can tie my laces but I can’t write my name’: Sir Terry Pratchett on the man who helps him live with Alzheimers. ‘I point out to Roy that brandy is in the British Pharmacopoeia. So are stout and sherry. I drink enormously’. by Ben Machell, The Times Magazine, 13 November 2010, p. 27. Title and picture on pp. 24-25. Part of an issue devoted to Britain’s Top Doctors, TP being a patient of Professor Roy Jones, director of RICE [the Research Institute for the Care of the Elderly].

Disque-Monde: Terry Pratchett, 8, Troll, Elfe, Monsieur-L’oignon-L’andouille, Universite de L’invisible, Evolution de L’univers Du Discque-Monde, anon, Livres Group/, 2010

Scholz, Thomas, ‘The Making of a Hilarious Undead: Bisociation in the Novels of Terry Pratchett’ in Fastitocalon 1.2 (2010), pp. 141-52. MLA International Bibliography, Web, 15 March 2012.


Ricou, Fred, Lela Tortoise, and Mestr Tom (eds.), Homage to Sir Terence: An Anthology / Hommage à Sir Terence: Collectif, bilingual edition, English followed by the French versions, translated by Brian Stableford, Collection de la Porte littéraire, 2011
Mestr Tom: ‘Letter to my Creator’ ‘Lettre à mon créator’
Marie Devigne: ‘Childish Fears’ ‘Peur enfantine’
Lydie Blaizot: ‘Happy Halloween!’
Mathieu Guibé: ‘The Price of Mortal Ecolemy’ ‘Taux d’écolémie mortel’
Anthelme Hauchecorne: ‘Dirty Little Pest’ ‘Sale petite Peste’
Blanche Saint-Roch: ‘Tales of the Reaper’ ‘Les Histoires de la Faucheuse’
Anthony Boulanger: ‘The Eighth Profession’ ‘Le Huitième Métier’
Nicolas Saintier: ‘Blade Death’ ‘Mort de lame’
Anne Goudour: The Colors of the Soul’ ‘Aux couleurs de l’âme’
Nathalie Vidlaine: ‘De-Fault’ ‘Dé-faux’
Matthieu Gousseff: ‘Death Has a Laugh’ ‘La Mort se marre’
Richard Mesplède: ‘The Death-Belly Duel’ ‘Duel Mort-Bide’

Smythe Colin, ‘Two Years of Discworld’ [2009-2011] in Nullus Anxietas III. The Australian Discworld Convention, 2011. Official Convention Programme, 8 April 2011, pp. 12-13.

‘A Fantastic Voyage’, Mark Broach. The Sunday Profile, Sunday Star Times, 10 April 2011,

‘The Master’s Voice’, by Nadine O’Regan,  Sunday Business Post, 10 April 2011

‘I pay more attention to the details of nature now’,  Terry Pratchett tells Ben Machell how Alzheimer’s helps him to see things more clearly in his garden, The Times Weekend, 21 May 2011, pp. 8-9.

Smythe, Colin, ‘NADWCon Report: The Past Two Years’ [2009-2011], The North American Discworld Convention 2011 Program Book, 8-11 July 2011, pp. 51-57.

‘The Truth: Discworld Legend is Working on his Autobiography’, SFX, 212, September 2011, p. 12.

Cabell, Craig, Terry Pratchett – The Spirit of Fantasy, John Blake Publishing, 3 October 2011 (978-1-8435-8507-3)

‘Sir Terry Pratchett: Alzheimer’s and Me’, by Ginny Dougary, The Times Weekend, 8 October 2011

‘Seize this Day!’ Terry Pratchett describes his typical Saturday, Radio Times, 12-18 November 2011, p. 9.

‘Matters of Life and Death.’ Sir Terry Pratchett get philosophical about how science fiction might help us deal with getting through the days. Jonathan Wright listens.  SFX, 215, December 2011, pp. 76-79.

Gruner, Elisabeth Rose, ‘Wrestling with Religion: Pullman, Pratchett, and the uses of Story’, in Children’s Literature Association 2011, pp.276-95. MLA International Bibliography. Web 15 March 2012.


‘In Praise of Pratchett’, by Amanda Theunissen, Slightly Foxed, No. 33, Spring 2012, pp. 15-20.

‘It’s all about Headology’: Terry Pratchett and the Discworld novels. By Dr Kate Sparks, The British Psychological Society, 7 May 2012,

‘Most Wizard Writer in the Cosmos’, by Robert Colville, The Hayly Telegraph, 6 June 2012, pp. 1-3.

‘How We Met’. Stephen Baxter & Terry Pratchett, by Adam Jacques, The Independent, 16 June 2012,–terry-pratchett-7848562.html

‘Terry Pratchett: A Vast Consumer of Folklore’, by Jacqueline Simpson, Gramarye, 1, Spring 2012 (July), pp. 9-19.

‘Writing’s as easy as ever but I can’t tie my shoelaces’. Julie Carpenter speaks to the author about his new book and living with Alzheimer’s, Daily Express, 21 June 2012, p. 28.

Smythe, Colin, ‘‘The 2012 Convention: the past two years’, [2010-2012] in Discworld Convention Programme Book, 2012 edition, 24-27 August 2012, pp. 8-13.

‘Magnum Opus’ Actually, Terry Pratchett’s latest novel was judged so funny it deserved not just a magnum but two entire cases of Bollinger. And, um, a pig, Vanity Fair, September 2012, pp. 102-103.

‘I have to tell you, I thought I’d be a lot worse than this by now’, With a new book just out, Britain’s highest profile Alzheimer’s sufferer and right-to-die campaigner, Sir Terry Pratchett, tells Elizabeth Grice how his diagnosis has given him a new lease of life, The Daily Telegraph, Weekend, 8 September 2012, pp. 1-2.

‘Terry Pratchett on his Latest Novel, His Medical Diagnosis, and More’, by Tasha Robinson,, 16 November 2012,,88808/

Penny, Laurie, ‘Sex, Death and Nature’, New Statesman, 16-22 November 2012, pp. 26-31.


Byatt, A.S.,’The Best of all Possible Worlds. Terry Pratchett, Science and Storytelling’, New Statesman Centenary issue, 12-25 April 2013, pp. 122-23, 125.

‘It Stops me Shouting at the Telly’. Six years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Terry Pratchett is still writing. He tells Stephen Moss why sci-fi is bigot-proof, why he keeps saying no to Hollywood– and whether his daughter is his Discworld successor,   The Guardian, G2, 22 April 2013, pp. 16-18.

Smythe, Colin, ‘Convention Report: The Last Two Years’ [2011-2013], for the North American Discworld Convention 2013 Program Guide and Souvenir Book, 5-8 July, pp. 5-11.

Smythe, Colin, Foreword to two articles by Terry Pratchett, in the North American Discworld Convention 2013 Program Guide and Souvenir Book, 5-8 July, p. 31.

Smythe, Colin, ‘Thirty Years of Discworld (and a few years more)’ [1948-2013], in the North American Discworld Convention 2013 Program Guide and Souvenir Book, 5-8 July, pp. 58-62.

Stypczynski, Brent A., The Modern Literary Werewolf. A Critical Study of the Mutable Motif, McFarland & Co. Inc., Jefferson NC and London, 2013.
Chapter 2 ‘The Disc’s K-9 Unit’, pp. 37-71, is the main Pratchett section, although he and his work is discussed throughout.

Chivers, Tom, ‘Fantasy Versus Reality. His work may be full of trolls, magic and dragons, but Terry Pratchett doesn’t shy away from life’s “depressing stuff”. Not that he has much choice,’ The Sunday Telegraph, seven, 27 October 2013 pp. 6, 7, 9. and front cover headed’ Terry Pratchett’s Happy Ending. The fantasy author on everyday magic and grim reality.’

Templeton, Sarah-Kate, Health Editor, ‘Pratchett: PM Broke Dementia Promise.’  The Sunday Times, 1 December 2013, p.21.


Alton, Anne Hiebert, William C. Spruiell, Donald E. Palumbo, C. W. Sullivan III (eds.), Discworld and the Disciplines: Critical Approaches to the Terry Pratchett Works, Jefferson NC: McFarland, 30 April 2014. (Critical Explorations in Science fiction & Fantasy, 45)
Roderick McGillis: ‘The Wee Free Men: Politics and the Art of Noise’
Anne Hiebert Alton: ‘Coloring in Octarine: Visual Semiotics and Discworld’
Gray Kochhar-Lindgren: ‘Tell It Slant: Of Gods, Philosophy and Politics in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld’
Caroline Webb: ‘The Watchman and the Hippopotamus: Art, Play and Otherness in Thud!’
William C. Spruiell: ‘Counting Dangers Beans: Pratchett, Style and the Utility of Premodified Bits’
Gideon Haberkorn: ‘Debugging the Mind: The Rhetoric of Humor and the Poetics of Fantasy’

Rayment, Andrew, Fantasy, Politics, Postmodernity: Pratchett, Pullman, Miéville and Stories of the Eye, Rodopi, 4 June 2014 (978-9-042-03858-5). (Postmodern Studies series)

Roberts, Tansy Rayner, Pratchett’s Women: unauthorised essays on the female characters of Discworld, Kindle edition, Fablecroft Publishing, 8 August 2014 (ASIN B00MJPJIEI)

Smythe, Colin, ‘Two More Years in Discworld’ [2012-2014] in Discworld Convention 2014 Souvenir Book, 8-11 August, pp. 8-13.

Gaiman, Neil, ‘Foreword’, in Terry Pratchett, A Slip of the Keyboard, London: Doubleday, 25 September 2014; New York: Doubleday, 23 September 2014, pp. xiii-xvii.
Also printed in The Guardian, 24/25 September 2014.

Held, Jacob, and James South (eds.) Philosophy & Terry Pratchett, London/Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 1 December 2014 (978-1-137-36015-1)
Part I: Self-Perception, Narrative and Identity
Jacob M. Held: ‘A Golem is Not Born, but Rather Becomes, a Woman: Gender on the Disc’
James B. South: ‘“Nothing Like a Bit of Destiny to Get the Old Plot Rolling”: A Philosophical Reading of Wyrd Sisters’
Andrew Rayment: ‘“Feigning to Feign”: Pratchett and the Maskerade’
Tuomas W. Manninen: ‘“Knowing Things that Other People Don’t Know is a Form of Magic”: Lessons in Headology and Critical Thinking from the Lancre Witch’
Part II: Social and Political Philosophy
Kevin Guilfoy: Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy on the Discworld’
Dietrich Schotte: ‘Plato, the Witch, and the Cave: Granny Weatherwax and the Moral Problem of Paternalism’
Ben Saunders: ‘Equality and Difference: Just because the Disc Is Flat, Doesn’t Make It a Level Playing Field for All’
Part III: Ethics and the Good Life
Susanne E. Foster: ‘Millennium Hand and Shrimp: On the Importance of Being in the Right Trouser Leg of Time’
Jennifer Jill Fellows: ‘Categorically not Cackling: The Will, Moral Fictions, and Witchcraft’
Erica L. Neely: ‘The Care of the Reaper Man: Death, the Auditors, and the Importance of Individuality’
J. Keeping: ‘“Yes, Susan, there is a Hogfather”: Hogfather and the Existentialism of Sren Kierkegaard’
Part IV: Logic and Metaphysics
Martin  Vacek: ‘On the Possibility of the Discworld’
Jay Ruud: Pratchett’s The Last Continent and the Act of Creation’


Pilliere, Linda, ‘Language Variety in Terry Pratchett’s Fantasy Fiction’, in Maylis Rospide & Sandrine Sorlin (eds.) The Ethics and Poetics of Alterity. New Perspectives on Genre Literature, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 1 March 2015, pp. 54-61.

‘Ah, Death. Do Come in, Dear Fellow’, Sunday Times, News Review, 15 March 2015, pp. 2-3.

Donovan, Frances, ‘Was Terry Pratchett a Feminist?’ in Gender Focus, 13 March 2015, Web, 14 May 2015

Gender Forum, An Internet Journal for Gender Studies 52, Special Issue: Terry Pratchett, 13 March 2015,
Laura-Marie von Czarnowsky: Editorial
Lucas Boulding: ‘“I can’t be having with that”: The Ethical Implications of Professional Witchcraft in Pratchett’s Fiction’
Audrey Taylor: ‘Trapped: Fairytale in Pratchett and Lackey’
Katherine Lashley: ‘Monstrous Woman: Feminism in Pratchett’s Monstrous Regiment’
Imola Bulgozdi: ‘“Some Genetics Are Passed on Via the Soul”: The Curious Case of Susan Sto-Helit’

‘Colin Smythe’s Discworld Report’ [2011-2015], Nullus Anxietas V, Official Convention Programme, 10-12 April 2015, pp. 11-13.

Vector, 280, Summer 2015
Anna McFarlane, and Glyn Morgan, ‘Torque Control’, p. 3 .
Pat Harkin and Naomi Jacobs, ‘Sir Terry Pratchett: Wizzard of Odd’, pp. 20-23.
Stephen Baxter, ‘Resonances, Riding The Light Fantastic‘, pp. 34-35.


Duncan, Andy, ‘Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award Winner: Terry Pratchett. Still Guilty: A Scholarly Essay (With the Endnotes To Prove It’, in The SFWA Bulletin, vol. 50, no. 2, Issue 208, ‘2016 The Nebula Awards’, pp. 11-14.

Wright, Jonathan, ‘Let His Name Be Spoken. Terry Pratchett’s creative legacy is in safe hands. Rob Wilkins, his friend and business manager, gives Jonathan Wright the lowdown on books, TV shows and films in the pipeline…’, SFX, 276, August 2016, pp. 68-70.

Michaud, Nicolas (editor), Discworld and Philosophy: Reality Is Not What It Seems, Open Court/Cricket Books [Carus], 25 August 2016 (978-0-8126-9919-7) Volume 101 in the series ‘Popular Culture and Philosophy’, edited by George A. Reisch
I. Rewriting the Chem
1.   Vanessa Fröhlich: ‘More Golems around Than You Might Think’
2.   Matthew Skene: ‘Golem Morality in the Modern World’
3.   Michael Kugler: ‘We Willna Be Fooled Again! Wee Free Anarchists!’
4.   Vanessa Fröhlich: ‘The Liberating Power of Nanny Ogg’s Bouncing Bosom’
5.   Jamie Carlin Watson: ‘The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret’
II. Truth, Logic, and Law Are Nice, but Someone Still Has to Do the Wash
6.   Brandon Kempner: ‘The Absurdity of the Luggage’
7.   Brandon Kempner: ‘Pratchett’s Republic
8.   Matthew Skene: ‘Honesty Trumps Cleverness: Sam Vimes and Commonsense Philosophy’
9.   Don Fallis: ‘Why Would You Put a Con Artist in Charge of the Money?’
10. Daniel Malloy:’ ‘Lord Vetinari’s Friendly Guide to Tyranny’
III. Some Things are Necessary, Not Personal
11.  Daniel Malloy: ”Can a Leopard Change Its Shorts?’
12.  Jeremy Pierce: ‘Becoming Vetinari: Personal Identity on the Discworld’
13.  Daniel Malloy: ‘How to Be a Dwarf”
14.  Trip McCrossin: ‘Being One’s Me: (Witchy) Personal Identity on the Discworld’
IV. Ye Canna’ Ken What Ye Canna’ Ken
15.  John V. Karavitis: ‘The Serious Monk’s Guide to Re-writing History’
16.  Douglas Jordan: ‘Getting at the Truth’
17.  Kamil Kara
ś: ‘Sin, My Young Man, Is When You Treat People as Things’
V. Probably Quantum
18.  Jeremy Pierce: ‘Fate on the Discworld and Roundworld’
19.  Christopher Ketcham: ‘ The Alchemy of Flat Worlds’
20. Daniel Miori: ‘The Intersection of Science and Philosophy, the Seediest Corner in Ankh-Morpork’
21.  Christopher Ketcham: ‘Welcome to My World’
22.  Daniel Miori: ‘Cocking a Snook at Death, and Getting Away with It: Does the Personification of Death Make
It Less Scary?’
23.  Nicolas Michaud: ‘I’d Rather Stay an Orangutan Because That’s Why Discworld Exists’
From the Ephebian Library [bibliography] Ephebians [notes on contributors]

A High Magical Index

Now That’s what I call Music With Rocks In: Discworld Convention 2016 Souvenir Book, 26-29 August 2016.
Colin Smythe: ‘The 2016 Report’, pp. 6-9.
Naomi Jacobs and Pat Harkin: ‘Terry and his fans: Twenty years of Discworld Conventions’, pp. 28-29.  [A version of this article was published in Vector 280]
Stephen Briggs: ‘Writing without Terry’ pp. 44-45.
Rob Wilkins: ‘Remembering Terry’, pp. 56-57.


Loten and Mitchell, aka Point Stick: Monthly Spotlight. Sir Terry Pratchett

Rana, Marion (editor), Terry Pratchett’s Narrative Worlds. From Giant Turtles to Small Gods, Palgrave, hbk 27 February (or 16 March) 2018 (978-3-319-67297-7); ebook 27 March 2018 (978-3-319-67298-4)
Marion Rana: ‘Shedding the “Light Fantastic” on Terry Pratchett’s Narrative Worlds: An Introduction’
Part I: Populating Discworld and Beyond: Characters, Criticism and Social Commentary
Alice Nuttall: Be a Witch, Be a Woman: Gendered Characterisation of Terry Pratchett’s Witches’
Marion Rana: ‘”Not the Most Stable of Creatures”: Female Monstrosity and Gender Negotiations in the Character of Angua von Uberwald’
Mel Gibson: ‘”There is No Race So Wretched That There Is Not Something Out There That Cares for Them”: Multiculteralism, Understanding, Empathy and Prejudice in Discworld’
Daniel Scott: ‘And the World Continues to Spin…: Secularism and Demystification in Good Omens
Maxi Steinbrück: ‘(Non-) Formal Education in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Novels: Mort’s Apprenticeship, Tiffany’s Coming of Age, Susan’s Learning Path and the Unseen University’
Virginie Douglas: ‘Learning Relativism Through Humour, Play and the Shift of Viewpoint in the Truckers trilogy’
Part II: Crafting Narratives: Literary Techniques and Genre Adaptations
Gideon Harberkorn: ‘Seriously Relevant: Parody, Pastiche and Satire in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Novels’
Emily Lavin Leverett: ‘”At Times Like This It’s Traditional That a Hero Comes Forth”: Romance and Identity in Terry Pratchett’s Guards! Guards!
Minwen Huang: ‘Fantasy as Belief and Its Happenings in Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather’
Nurul Fateha: ‘Metamodern Approaches in Johnny and the Dead (1993) and Nation (2008)’
Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak: ‘Feeling the Potential of Elsewhere: Terry Pratchett’s Nation in Theatre’
Thomas Scholz: ‘Where Discourse Meets Discworld: Labyrinths, Humour and the Neo-Baroque in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Stories’

Pratchett, Rhianna, ‘My family and other Moomins: Rhianna Pratchett on her father’s love for Tove Jansson’, in The Guardian, 12 March 2018

Williams, Rowan, ‘Master of his universe: the warnings in JRR Tolkien’s novels’, in New Statesman, 8 August 2018, p.
‘Dismissed as reactionary fantasy and even labelled fascist, Tolkien’s novels told of the corrupting influence of power. He deserves to be taken seriously, now more than ever.’ 

Terry Pratchett HisWorld – Official Exhibition Companion, Dunmanifestin, 1 October 2018
With essays by his daughter Rhianna, his friend and business manager Rob Wilkins, artist of choice Paul Kidby and Discworld luminaries Bernard Pearson, Stephen Briggs and Colin Smythe are complemented by writing from Jake Keen on the forging of Terry’s sword, Richard Henry – Finds Liaison Officer for Salisbury Museum and HisWorld exhibition curator, The Josh Kirby Estate, Professor Roy Jones – Terry’s Dementia Specialist and Nick Cowen – Senior Rights of Way Officer for Wiltshire County Council, on the Chalke Valley, which was such a major influence on Terry’s writing.


Lawless, J.R.H., ‘The Tao of Sir Terry: Pratchett and Philosophy’,, 15 March 2019,

Gaiman, Neil, Mort. An Introduction’, signed Santa Fe, January 2019, in Terry Pratchett, Mort, Corgi, 25 April 2019, pp.vii-[x].

Lawless, J.R.H., The Tao of Sir Terry: Pratchett vs. Logic’,, 6 May 2019,

Chivers, Tom: ‘”Friendly about humanity, fond of its foibles”. Terry Pratchett and the life-changing power of forgiveness and evil’, Daily Telegraph, 22 May 2019

Joshi, Aakash, ‘Terry Pratchett, a prophet for interesting times: a look at what made Terry Pratchett the philosopher we need and, hopefully, deserve’,  The Indian Express, 16 June 2019

Roberts, Tansy Rayner, Pratchett’s Women: Unauthorised Essays on Female Characters of the Discworld, Smashwords, 30 December 2019, (pbk: 978-1-9768-5529-0)


Noone, Kristin, and Emily Lavin (editors), Terry Pratchett’s Ethical Worlds, McFarland, 30 April 2020 (978-1-476-67449-0) (list of contents to follow)

Ader, Matthew, ‘Put Down Clausewitz, Pick Up Pratchett’, in The Angry Staff Officer. Of history, warfare, leadership, and alcohol, 20 July 2020.
‘Step aside Clausewitz, a new thinker has entered the professional military education (PME) ring – Sir Terry Pratchett.’

Burrows, Marc, The Magic of Terry Pratchett,  Pen & Sword History, 30 July 2020 (978-1-526-76550-5) The author sold 50 copies in a Librarian Box which contained among other things, two booklets The Novels of Sir Terry Pratchett and The Magic of Terry Pratchett: Extras and Offcuts (containing all his interviews with people who knew Terry), and 450 in Patrician boxes which contained only The Novels of Sir Terry Pratchett. There were additional items in each box.


Some of the tributes:

Page 1 photo, Editorial, p. 2,  Arifa Akbar ‘Indomitable and inimitable to the end, the light fantastic goes out’, pp. 10-11, Obituary, p. 59, in The Independent, 13 March 2015.

Austin, Henry, ‘Discworld writer Terry Pratchett dies, aged 66’, in i, 13 March, p. 9.

Colker, David, ‘Terry Pratchett, author of fantasy Discworld series, dies at 66’, Chicago Tribune, 12 March 2015,

Finlay, Larry, Obituary: Sir Terry Pratchett,, The Bookseller, 20 March 2015, p. 20.

Lay, Kay ‘Humour to The End as Terry Pratchett dies at 66’ and Obituary, in The Times, 13 March 2015, pp. 11, 63-64.

MacDermid, Val, ‘The Terry Pratchett we will always treasure’, and Obituary, in The Guardian, 13 March 2015, pp. 1-2, 39.

Manger, Warren, ‘THE END. Best-selling author Terry Pratchett tweets story of his dying moments’, Daily Mirror, 13 March 2015, pp. 1, 4-5.

Pisa, Nick, and Ben Perrin, ‘Author Terry Pratchett dies aged 66 and tells the world in his last tweet: THE END’, Sun, 13 March 2015, p. 12.

Riches, Chris, ‘Sir Terry Pratchett dies at 66 after Alzheimer’s fight’ in Daily Express, 13 March 2015, p. 5.

Sime, Harriet, ‘The End… last tweet of Terry Pratchett as he loses dementia battle’, and Christopher Stevens, ‘The genius who joshed with Death’, Daily Mail, 13 March 2015, pp. 5, 49.

Stanford, Peter, ‘The master of fantasy who shook hands with death’, Editorial Comment ‘It was a pleasure’, and Obituary, in The Daily Telegraph, 13 March 2015, pp. 5, 27, 35.

Tahir, Tariq, ‘The End. Discworld author Terry Pratchett dies at 66’, Metro, 13 March 2015, pp. 1, 5.

‘Tributes paid to author and former BFP journalist Terry Pratchett’ in [Bucks] Free Press, 13 March 2015, p. 3 (More tributes next week)

‘Author Terry is dead at 66’, Daily Star, 13 March 2015, p. 7.

Baxter, Stephen, ‘Appreciation’ in The Observer, New Review, 15 March 2015, p. 6.

Boyce, Frank Cottrell, ‘Terry Pratchett was a true great, the equal of Swift’, in The Observer, 15 March 2015, p. 42.

Hughes, Jeremy, ‘We owe it to Terry to cure dementia’, in Sunday Express, 15 March 2015, p. 26.

‘Terry’s huge role for Alzheimer’s research’, Evening Standard, 16 March 2015, p. 55.

‘Power, Rob, ‘Rob Power remembers the beloved Discworld author’, SFX 260, June 2015, p. 10.

‘Taking Leave of Roundworld: Some of those who knew him best discuss Sir Terry Pratchett’s life and legacy.’ Jonathan Wright listens in, SFX 261, July 2015, pp. 60-63.

Terry Pratchett and Discworld, An SFX Celebration, supplement to SFX 264, September 2015, 20 page ‘mini-mag’.

‘Talking Pterry’. In tribute to the late Sir Terry Pratchett, Jonathan Wright listens in as fellow writers choose their favourite Pterry books, SFX 265, October 2015, pp. 73-75.

Smythe, Colin, ‘A tribute to Terry Pratchett by his agent, the man who first published him in 1971’ in The Irish Times, 19 March 2015, online edition

Locus, issue 651, 74:4, April 2015,  Editorial, pp. 5, 31, tributes from Neil Gaiman, Stephen Baxter, Colin Smythe, Malcolm Edwards, Jo Fletcher, Edward James,  and Charles Stross, pp. 31-34.


A list containing other interviews (not up-to-date now, sadly) can be found on the internet at

See also the interviews and tributes to him. Go to YouTube,, and also Terry Pratchett on 25 Years of Discworld, then The Science of Discworld, (at TCD)