Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize

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The Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize is the United Kingdom's only literary award for comic literature. 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. Gary Shteyngart was the first American winner in 2011.[1]

The Prize is sponsored and organized by Bollinger, a producer of sparkling wines from the Champagne region of France, and Everyman Library, a book imprint that is a division of Random House.

The winner is announced at the annual Hay Festival in May and is presented with a jeroboam of Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée, 52 volumes of the Everyman Wodehouse edition, and a Gloucestershire Old Spots pig is named after the winning novel.[2]

Past winners and shortlists[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Flood, Alison (2011-05-24). "Wodehouse prize awarded to US author Gary Shteyngart". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize, official website.
  3. ^ "The Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize" Champagne Bollinger website, Partnerships page. Accessed 5 May 2013.
  4. ^ Flood, Alison (2013-05-15). "Howard Jacobson wins second Wodehouse prize for comic fiction". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Flood, Alison (2012-05-30). "Bollinger Wodehouse prize awarded to Terry Pratchett". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Flood, Alison (2012-05-10). "Terry Pratchett and John Lanchester compete for Wodehouse prize". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  7. ^ Flood, Alison (2010-05-25). "Ian McEwan brings home bacon with comic novel gong for Solar". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  8. ^ Flood, Alison (2009-05-29). "Geoff Dyer wins Wodehouse prize for comic fiction". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  9. ^ Flood, Alison (2009-05-20). "Brookmyre and Toltz in the running for Wodehouse prize". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  10. ^ Lea, Richard (2008-05-25). "Hay festival: Will Self wins comic fiction prize". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  11. ^ Hill, Claire (2007-05-29). "And the winner of the Gloucestershire Old Spot pig is...". Western Mail. The Free Library. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  12. ^ Wales Online (2006-06-05). "Not a pig in a poke but a pig for a joke or two". Wales Online. Media Wales. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  13. ^ Ezard, John (2005-06-06). "Bubbly and share of pig for winner of Wodehouse prize". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  14. ^ Price, Karen (2005-05-25). "Welsh pair on shortlist.". Western Mail. The Free Library. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  15. ^ Ezard, John (2004-05-31). "Lost Plots gains a prize". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  16. ^ Pauli, Michelle (2003-05-27). "Black comedy debut takes Wodehouse". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  17. ^ "Clipboard Archive - The Everyman Launch". The P G Wodehouse Society (UK). Retrieved 20 September 2011. 

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