Celebrating the funny side of fiction, jurors for the 20th edition of Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction announce their shortlist picks today.
Funny women who write, Helen Lederer decided, needed award recognition. So she started a prize program, Comedy Women in Print. This is its second year.
Having gone to no winner last year, one of publishing’s most intoxicating awards is given this year to British writer Nina Stibbe for her trilogy-closing comic fiction.
Just try to get into this year without slipping on a banana peel. ‘Words Without Borders’ this month helps you pick yourself up off the floor, with international humor.
Promising to name an extra-large breed pig after next year’s winning book, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize jury isn’t laughing this year. Nobody gets the prize. They are not amused.
Both the CrimeFest event and its awards program have turned 10 years old this year, its four-day convention set this year in the West Country, in Bristol.
Roger Tagholm muses on the end of the summer holidays in the UK and what vacation might have looked like for several executives in the internet age.
Roger Tagholm imagines what it would be like if the publishing world adopted the traditions of Wimbledon and lawn tennis.
German publisher Carlsen has taken over the humor program of Lappan Verlag to form the largest humor and cartoon publisher in the German-speaking market.
Roger Tagholm imagines how other characters from fiction would react to the news that Harper Lee is giving Scout Finch a second chance at life.
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