Pratchett wins Wodehouse Prize

Pratchett wins Wodehouse Prize

Terry Pratchett has won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction after being shortlisted on three previous occasions.

His novel Snuff (Doubleday) took the award, now in its 13th year, joining previous winners including Paul Torday and Ian McEwan.

Judge and director of the Telegraph Hay Festival Peter Florence said: “I am thrilled [Pratchett's] won in this 25th anniversary year of the festival. He’s consistently funny, inventive and with an acute, satirical view of the world.”

Pratchett, who was previously shortlisted for his novels Thief of Times, Going Postal and Thud, will receive the prize—a jeroboam of Bollinger Special Cuvée, a case of Bollinger La Grande Année and a set of the Everyman Wodehouse collection—at the festival on 6th June. A Gloucestershire Old Spot pig will also be named after the novel.

The other titles in the shortlist were: Capital by John Lanchester (Faber), Jude in London by Julian Gough (Old Street Publishing), The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend (Michael Joseph), and The Man Who Forgot His Wife by John O'Farrell (Doubleday).