Stephen Briggs

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Stephen Briggs is a British writer and actor best known to Discworld fans for three things: adapting the Discworld books for the amateur stage; co-authoring the various maps of the Discworld and other supplementary books, including all versions of The Discworld Companion; and reading nearly half of the original unabridged Discworld audiobooks for ISIS Books, taking over from Nigel Planer in 2000 beginning with The Fifth Elephant.


As co-author

Briggs also adapted most of the Discworld books and several of Pratchett's other works for the amateur stage, and many of those adaptations have been published, with amateur performance rights available. He has also created new-ish stories by combining strands from multiple plots, notably The Rince Cycle (combining Rincewind's story from The Colour of Magic, The Light Fantastic and Sourcery), The Shakespeare Codex (mixing The Science of Discworld II: The Globe and Lords and Ladies with A Midsummer Night's Dream) and Murder in Ankh-Morpork (Men at Arms with added elements from Guards! Guards! and Feet of Clay).

As audiobook narrator

All are unabridged Isis Books editions:

He has also narrated:

Podcast episodes

As guest

Date Show Episode External link

None yet.

External links


  1. A later inclusion, as it was skipped in the recordings made with Nigel Planer. Briggs recorded it in 2001.
  2. Briggs won an Audie Award for this one.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Fiction chapters only.
  4. Selected stories only.