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Terry Pratchett: My daughter Rhianna will take over the Discworld when I’m gone

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Terry Pratchett plans to hand over the Discworld series to his daughter Rhianna, he reveals in this week’s New Statesman.

In an interview with Laurie Penny – who has returned to the NS as a contributing editor – the author, campaigner and “professional morbid bastard” talks about his life and work. They discuss his diagnosis with posterior cortical atrophy, a rare form of Alzheimer’s, in 2007. Since then, his health has declined markedly:

He has lost the ability to use a keyboard altogether and can do very little with a pen. His most recent four books have been written entirely by dictation, and with the help of his assistant of 12 years, Rob Wilkins.

via Terry Pratchett: My daughter Rhianna will take over the Discworld when I’m gone.

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Written by edparnell

November 14, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Posted in Books, Hero, Interview, Writers

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