Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize

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Graphic novel about warring ice-cream trucks scoops first for Wodehouse prize
Matthew Dooley’s Flake wins the annual award for comedic fiction ‘in the spirit’ of the Jeeves and Wooster creator PG Wodehouse

Alison Flood

01, Jul, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Helen Lederer launches prize for funny female writers
The Comedy women in print award is a response to how few female authors have won the Wodehouse prize

Alison Flood

10, Aug, 2018 @2:09 PM

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Marian Keyes attacks 'sexist imbalance' of Wodehouse prize
Novelist admits to ‘grudge’ against comic fiction prize that has never shortlisted her work, and only gone to a woman three times in 18 years

Alison Flood

04, Jun, 2018 @10:44 AM

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Fiction remains funny – the best comedy is found in dark, unhappy novels
It makes sense that the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic novels cannot find a worthy winner in 2018. Times, and books, have changed

Jonathan McAloon

17, May, 2018 @1:22 PM

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Wodehouse prize for comic fiction withheld after judges fail to laugh
None of the 62 novels submitted for the 2018 award generated ‘unanimous laughter’ among the jury, so the honour will roll over this year

Alison Flood

16, May, 2018 @10:57 AM

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Bridget Jones's Baby wins Helen Fielding a pig – and the Wodehouse prize
The fourth novel about the hapless romantic heroine wins the UK’s only award for comic writing

Danuta Kean

18, May, 2017 @5:00 AM

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This year’s Wodehouse prize winners are on the money – a judge’s view
The Everyman Wodehouse prize has to produce belly-laughs by the barrowload – which is why Hannah Rothschild and Paul Murray both deserved to win

James Naughtie

28, May, 2016 @9:00 AM

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Wodehouse prize for comic fiction declares joint winners
Award named after much-loved author shared between Hannah Rothschild, for The Improbability of Love, and Paul Murray, for The Mark and the Void

Alison Flood

25, May, 2016 @6:01 AM

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Marina Lewycka in line to win Wodehouse prize for a second time
Paul Murray and Hannah Rothschild are also among nominees for award, which recognises fiction that captures the ‘comic spirit’ of Jeeves and Wooster creator

Alison Flood

23, Mar, 2016 @11:20 AM

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Alexander McCall Smith wins Wodehouse prize for comic fiction
Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party takes honour - and prize pig – for ‘superbly irreverent’ novel

Alison Flood

19, May, 2015 @8:53 AM

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Wodehouse pri​​ze for comic fiction 2015 shortlist announced
Writers Alexander McCall Smith, Irvine Welsh, Caitlin Moran and Nina Stibbe among the six shortlisted for the 2015 award

Jason Deans

30, Mar, 2015 @11:01 PM

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Edward St Aubyn wins Wodehouse prize with a satire of literary awards

The author's comic novel Lost for Words has beaten Sebastian Faulks's authorised Wodehouse sequel to 'the only prize with a sense of humour', writes Richard Lea

Richard Lea

19, May, 2014 @6:00 AM

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