Final Pratchett title to be released in September

Final Pratchett title to be released in September

Penguin Random House will publish The Shepherd’s Crown, the final Discworld novel by Sir Terry Pratchett, in September.

Tom Weldon, c.e.o. of Penguin Random House, said: “It is a huge privilege to be publishing The Shepherd’s Crown. Terry's writing is loved and respected the world over and this publication will be an incredibly important and special event for us all at Penguin Random House, and for fans and readers everywhere.”

PRH will publish the book as a £20 hardback and £11.99 e-book, as well as in audio format (£14.99 for the CD and £7.99 for the digital download) on the 10th September, and it is already available for pre-order.

Editor Kirsten Armstrong bought the world rights in all languages, excluding US, US dependencies and Philippines, from Pratchett’s agent Colin Smythe.

Pratchett, who was suffering from posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), a type of Alzheimer’s, died last month.