Bollinger everyman wodehouse prize for comic fiction
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize WinnersThe Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize was launched in 2000, in honour of the great comic writer P G Wodehouse, to coincide with the launch of the new Wodehouse collection from Everyman’s Library.
Sponsored by Champagne Bollinger, the prize is the UK’s only literary award for comic writing, celebrating the novels that have really made people laugh in the past year.
The shortlist is announced in spring each year, with the winner announced ahead of the Hay Festival in late May, early June. The winner of the prize receives a case of Bollinger Special Cuvée, a jeroboam of Bollinger, a complete set of the Everyman Wodehouse and, in true Wodehouse tradition, a rare breed pig named after the winning novel.
Nominees on this list were shortlisted for the award.
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Nina Stibbe wins 2019 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction
Reasons to be Cheerful by Nina Stibbe, the third and final entry in her semi-autobiographical trilogy, has won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction. Stibbe was shortlisted for the prize in with Man at the Helm and again in for Paradise Lodge. The prize was withheld in because the submissions did not make the panel unanimously laugh out loud. We withheld the prize in and so were eager to find a book this year that would make each of the judges laugh out loud. Nina Stibbe has achieved that with aplomb. Reasons to be Cheerful is a moving and funny pitch-perfect romp that takes us back to the s, which serves as a fitting tribute to the inimitable PG Wodehouse.
The shortlist is announced in spring each year, with the winner announced ahead of the Hay Festival in late May, early June. Nominees on this list were shortlisted for the award.
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