Pratchett picked for comic fiction award

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Pratchett picked for comic fiction award

Postby RJH » Thu May 10, 2012 8:56 am

Sir Terry Pratchett and Sue Townsend are among the authors who have been shortlisted for an award celebrating the funniest writing this year.

Sir Terry’s hit novel Snuff is in the running for the 13th Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction.

It is the author’s fourth nomination having missed out the past three times.

The victor will be announced at the end of May and will have a Gloucestershire Old Spot pig named after their winning title.

Also in the running are John Lanchester for Capital, Julian Gough for Jude in London and John O’Farrell for The Man Who Forgot His Wife.

Sue Townsend, best known as the author of the Adrian Mole books, has been shortlisted for her latest work, The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year.

The award is named after the humorist PG Wodehouse and previous winners include Jonathan Coe’s The Rotter’s Club, DBC Pierre’s Vernon God Little and Solar by Ian McEwan.

News Source: BBC News
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Re: Pratchett picked for comic fiction award

Postby ghostsecurity28 » Thu May 31, 2012 8:29 am

He won it and gets a pig named after it :)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/book ... award.html

well done !!!! Sir Terry Pratchett
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Re: Pratchett picked for comic fiction award

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu May 31, 2012 4:26 pm

:lol: Well I'd pity the pig if any of the others had won - Snuff's a great name for a porker :P
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Re: Pratchett picked for comic fiction award

Postby raisindot » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:51 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote::lol: Well I'd pity the pig if any of the others had won - Snuff's a great name for a porker :P


Well, considering that Snuff is* an overbloated work that spends much of its time rolling around in poo and muck and seems to be bringing in a great deal of bacon for Pterry, it seems that the award is quite appropriate.










*In this context, the word 'is' a euphemism for the hated phrase/acronym, 'IMHO'
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Re: Pratchett picked for comic fiction award

Postby Sister Jennifer » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:09 am

That's great. Will have to track down some of the past winner's books to read. Have only read Jasper Fforde's book on that list.
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Re: Pratchett picked for comic fiction award

Postby =Tamar » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:47 am

Jan Van Quirm wrote: *In this context, the word 'is' a euphemism for the hated phrase/acronym, 'IMHO'


I just use "IMO" and leave out the other word when I bother to abbreviate anything.
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