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Terry Pratchett

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Sir Terence David John Pratchett (28 April 1948 - 12 March 2015) was an English author who primarily wrote fantasy fiction. His comic fantasy book series Discworld frequently parody, or take inspiration from, J.R.R. Tolkien.

In an interview with The New York Times, Pratchett was asked “Who are your favorite fantasy novelists?” to which he replied:

O.K., I give in. J. R. R. Tolkien. I wrote a letter to him once and got a very nice reply. Just think how busy he would have been, and yet he took the time out to write to a fan.

In another interview Pratchett wass asked: "Why do you feel uncomfortable with being ahead of Tolkien?" and he replied:

I think Tolkien will be around in a hundred years time but I’m not certain that I will.


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  1. "Terry Pratchett: By the Book", The New York Times (accessed 12 March 2015)
  2. "INTERVIEW Terry Pratchett", GamesRadar (accessed 12 March 2015)