This just in: Terry Pratchett has won the L.A. Times Book Award. He accepted the award, by video, with one of his six cats by his side.
Leading for humor was Terry Pratchett, who accepted his prize for young adult novel by video. The tape showed Pratchett leaning back in a chair, books to one side and a stiff, somewhat cranky cat on the other. Pratchett occasionally directed his remarks to the cat, which perched on Pratchett's desk, eventually turning to face the camera as if the award were its own. The audience's laughter prompted master of ceremonies David L. Ulin to quip, "I wish I had a cat.
You can read the full story here.
More Terry news can be found at his blog.
Terry is also on Twitter: @terryandrob
Note to North American Fans: Would you like to meet Terry?
Then why not join us at the North American Discworld Convention.
Hat tip to Anna MC (a NADWCon staff member) for the information. Thanks, Anna!
Nation by Terry Pratchett
The Unadulterated Cat by Terry Pratchett
Anything, anything at all, by Terry Pratchett. If the man writes a grocery list, you should probably read it.
Discworld Images used here are by Paul Kidby - you can buy mousepads, jewelry, stickers, t-shirts, pins and other Discworld collectibles at his website: Pjsmprints.com
Terry Pratchett: The State of the Nation
Interview and video
Terry Pratchett talks about writing for children
Interview done after winning award for Maurice and His Educated Rodents
Video Notes: Color of Magic DVD has just been released in the U.S.