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HarperCollins Children's Books to Publish Final 'Discworld' Novel From Sir Terry Pratchett

New York, NY – This September HarperCollins Children’s Books will be publishing THE SHEPHERD’S CROWN, the final Discworld novel by Sir Terry Pratchett. Jennifer Brehl, SVP, Executive Editor & Director of Editorial Development bought U.S. rights from Colin Smythe of Colin Smythe Ltd.

THE SHEPHERD’S CROWN is the fifth Discworld novel featuring young witch Tiffany Aching. Previous titles in the Tiffany Aching series include THE WEE FREE MEN, A HAT FULL OF SKY, WINTERSMITH, and I SHALL WEAR MIDNIGHT.

Terry completed THE SHEPHERD’S CROWN in the summer of 2014, and it’s scheduled for publication on September 15, 2015.

“We are honored to be publishing Sir Terry Pratchett’s final Discworld novel, THE SHEPHERD’S CROWN,” says Susan Katz, President and Publisher, HarperCollins Children’s Books. “Sir Terry’s books are beloved by readers everywhere, and we are incredibly proud to bring this novel to his legions of fans in the United States.”


Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, THE COLOUR OF MAGIC, was published in 1983. His fortieth Discworld novel, RAISING STEAM, was published in 2013. His books have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.


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