Terry Pratchett, literary superstar and cult hero, performed a publishing miracle when he dreamed up the universe of Discworld 30 years ago, and his magic is far from used up. Speaking to a Dublin audience recently the wizard of fantasy fiction talked about his inspirations, his struggle with Alzheimer's disease and his new novel, Dodger. By Ed O’Hare.
So you're one of the most famous authors alive, an iconic figure with an army of devoted fans big enough to take over the world. So your books have sold 80 million copies and have been translated into 37 languages. So the elaborate fantasy world you created has become a contemporary phenomenon and something that has brought joy into the lives of innumerable readers. So you've received a pile of accolades, awards and a knighthood. So you've been diagnosed with a terminal illness that will gradually strip away your identity and leave you with no memory of who you were. If all the above apply to you, what do you do? If you are Terry Pratchett the answer is: you write like hell.Add a comment