Geoff Dyer wins Wodehouse prize for comic fiction

<p>Geoff Dyer has won the the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction with <em>Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi,</em> a raucous novel full of profanities that was hailed by the judges as summoning up the &quot;spirit of Wodehouse&quot;, reports the Guardian.</p><p>It was named winner at the Guardian Hay festival, where Dyer received the traditional prize of vintage champagne and a set of Wodehouse novels, as well as the honour of a locally-bred Gloucestershire Old Spot pig being named after his winning novel.</p><p>The Guardian adds that restrictions on animal movements meant that for the second year running, the winner wasn&#39;t able to meet the newly christened pig, though there was no repeat of last year&#39;s early announcement, when Will Self was described as the winner in the 2008 festival programme.<br /><br /><br />&nbsp;</p>