New Knight of Discworld: Sir Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett joined the likes of Sir Arthur C. Clarke and Sir Salman Rushdie as a modern Knight. Per the BBC:
Sir Terry, 60, was named in the New Year Honours list.
Best known for his hugely popular Discworld series of comic fantasy novels, he has sold more than 55 million books worldwide.
In 2007 Sir Terry was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease and has since campaigned to raise awareness of the condition.