TERRY PRATCHETT is the acclaimed creator of the bestselling Discworld series, the latest of which is Thud!. He was appointed OBE in 1998.
BERNARD PEARSON, the Cunning Artificer, lives in the town of Wincanton, Somerset, which was recently twinned with Ankh-Morpork.
ALAN BATLEY is an illustrator, visualiser and modelmaker. He lives in Norwich with his family.