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Fourth Pratchett nomination for Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize

Doubleday has two authors on the shortlist for this year's Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction, with Sir Terry Pratchett being nominated for a fourth time.

Pratchett is nominated for his novel Snuff. Also in contention are John O'Farrell and Julian Gough, for their works The Man Who Forgot His Wife (Doubleday) and Jude in London (Old Street Publishing) respectively, both appearing on the list for a second time. John Lanchester and Sue Townsend, both newcomers to the list, are nominated for novel Capital (Faber) and The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year (Michael Joseph) respectively.

The judges this year are broadcaster and author James Naughtie, Everyman's Library publisher David Campbell, and Peter Florence, director of the Telegraph Hay Festival.

The winner will be announced in late May, with the prize consisting of a jeroboam of Bollinger Special Cuvee, a case of Bollinger La Grande Annee, and a set of the Everyman Wodehouse collection which totals over 80 books. The winner is also presented with a locally-bred Gloucestershire Old Spot pig.