Terry Pratchett Anywhere but Here, Anywhen but Now First Novel Prize

Transworld Publishers and Terry Pratchett have announced the Terry Pratchett Anywhere but Here, Anywhen but Now First Novel Prize. This contest, which is open to unpublished authors living in the United Kingdom, Ireland, or the Commonwealth, is looking for novels which are set on an earth different from our own in some way. Submissions should be between 80,000 and 150,000 words with a synopsis of less than 600 words. The deadline is December 31, 2010.

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Boston Globe-Horn Awards

The Boston Globe-Horn Awards have been announced. The awards are for excellence in children’s and young adult literature. Three awards are given out, one for fiction & poetry, one for non-fiction, and one for picture books. Terry Pratchett won of the Fiction and Poetry prize for his novel Nation. Runners up for the prize included Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book and M.T. Anderson’s The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves.

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LA Times Book Prizes

The L.A. Times Book Prizes were announced on April 24 at the Chandler Auditorium. The winners of genre interest are listed below. Terry Pratchett won the award for Best Young Adult Literature for his novel Nation.

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Town Names Roads for Discworld

In 2002, the village of Wincanton announced that it was twinning with Terry Pratchett’s fictional Ankh-Morpork, the first city to enter into such an agreement with a fictional city. Now, Wincanton has announced that it will be naming several streets after roads named in Terry Pratchett’s fictional world. Pratchett provided a list of fourteen potential names and villagers were able to vote for which ones would be used for a new housing estate. Among the names Pratchett suggested were Treacle Mine Road and Peach Pie Street.

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