This reminds me that I should actually get around to reading Discworld sometime.
Pratchett, 60, best known for his satirical Discworld fantasy series, becomes a knight, one of the queen’s most important honours, and will now be addressed as a ‘Sir’.
“There are times when phrases such as ‘totally astonished’ just don’t do the job,” he said. “I am of course delighted and honoured and needless to say, flabbergasted.”
In December 2007 Pratchett announced he had a rare form of early onset Alzheimer’s disease, and earlier this year he donated $725,000 to research into the disorder.
via The Australian