Nech Posted December 30, 2008 Share Posted December 30, 2008 http://news.bostonherald.com/news/internat...n=recent_bullet Fantasy author Terry Pratchett has carved out a career as a best-selling author with tales of wizards and sorcerers. Now he has been made a real-life knight, honored alongside Olympic athletes and rock singer Robert Plant in Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year honors list. The British writer, who is known for his "Discworld" series of novels and has sold more than 55 million books worldwide, given a knighthood Wednesday. Pratchett, who won a lesser honor in 1998, announced last year that he has early onset Alzheimer’s, a rare form of the disease. "There are times when phrases such as ’totally astonished’ just don’t do the job," said Pratchett, 60. "I am of course delighted and honored and — needless to say — flabbergasted." Plant, a Grammy-winning singer and the frontman of heavy metal pioneers Led Zeppelin, was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE, in the annual list. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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