Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize

Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize

The Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize is the UK's only literary award for comic writing. Established in 2000 and named in honour of P G Wodehouse, past winners include Paul Torday in 2007 with "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" and Marina Lewycka with "A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian" 2005 and Jasper Fforde for "The Well of Lost Plots" in 2004.

The winner is announced at the annual Hay Festival in May and is presented with Champagne and 52 volumes of the Everyman Wodehouse edition. In addition, a Gloucester Old Spot pigs is also named after the winning novel.

Past Winners

2008 Will Self - The Butt (Bloomsbury)

2007 Paul Torday - "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

2006 Christopher Brookmyre - "All Fun and Games until Somebody Loses an Eye" (Abacus)

2005 Marina Lewycka - "A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian" (Viking)

2004 Jasper Fforde - "The Well of Lost Plots" (Hodder & Stoughton)

2003 DBC Pierre - "Vernon God Little" (Faber)

2002 Michael Frayn - "Spies" (Faber)

2001 Jonathan Coe - "The Rotters' Club" (Viking)

2000 Howard Jacobson - "The Mighty Walzer" (Jonathan Cape)

References

* [http://www.booktrust.org.uk/info/prizes.php?action=3&przid=183 Information about the prize


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