The shortlist for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction has just been announced. This literary award definitely has the best and most creative of prizes - the winner gets champagne, the complete Everyman set of P.G. Wodehouse and a Gloucestershire Old Spot pig is named after the winning book.
Here's the shortlist:
Solar by Ian McEwan (his funniest book for sure)
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray (love the packaging on this - three volume paperbacks in a slipcase)
Diamond Star Halo by Tiffany Murray
One Day by David Nicholls (coming out in June in Canada - I loved, loved this romantic comedy for fans of Nick Hornby or the movie 500 Days of Summer)
From Aberystwyth With Love by Malcolm Pryce (this looks terrific - a funny murder mystery set on trains)