Six writers shortlisted for comic fiction award
March 31 , 2015
Scottish writers Irvine Welsh and Alexander McCall Smith are among six authors shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize.
The award, which is presented during the Hay festival, celebrates the funniest books of the year.
The other nominees for this year’s award are Caitlin Moran, Helen Lederer, Joseph O'Neill and Nina Stibbe.
Peter Florence, the founder of Hay festival, said that the shortlist consisted of “astonishingly gifted writers” who can “rattle good yarns”.