The 14th Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize – which includes a Gloucestershire Old Spot pig to be called after the novel, champagne and a complete collection of PG Wodehouse works – has been won for the second time by Howard Jacobson.
Zoo Time (Bloomsbury) is about novelist Guy Ableman who is in thrall to his vivacious wife Vanessa. The trouble is, he is no less in thrall to her alluring mother, Poppy. His publisher has committed suicide and his agent is in hiding. In flight from personal disappointment and universal despair, Guy wonders if it’s time to take his love for Poppy to another level
This year’s judges were Radio 4 Today’s James Naughtie, publisher David Campbell from Everyman’s Library and Hay Festival director Peter Florence.