The Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize is the UK's only prize for comic fiction. The winners get a pig named after them (plus a huge bottle of Bollinger, and a complete set of PG Wodehouse novels). Past winners include Terry Pratchett, Helen Fielding, Paul Murray and Jasper Fforde.
For the first time in 18 years, it will not be awarded to anyone. There won't even be a shortlist. The judges didn't feel like any novel published in the past year was funny enough.
"After much deliberation, the judges concluded that although there were many amusing and well-written books among the 62 submissions, none fulfilled the criteria of making all of the judges laugh out loud".
"Despite the submitted books producing many a wry smile amongst the panel during the judging process, we did not feel than any of the books we read this year incited the level of unanimous laughter we have come to expect."
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ONTD, what books make you laugh?