Never fear, literary geeks, if you work hard, write 50 books and achieve worldwide fame, you, too, can win a pig. The porcine honor is part of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Award, named after treasured British humorist P.G. Wodehouse. Pratchett won the nod for his latest Discworld novel, “Snuff,” an extremely satisfying tale of Sam Vimes trying to take a vacation. The Wodehouse award is quite a catch, with or without livestock; Pratchett has snagged every award imaginable, including a a knighthood, yet this is the first time the author made it off the prize’s short-list.
In addition to having a local pig named after him, he also receives a case of champagne and a collection of Wodehouse novels in case he wants to brush up on his humor writing. We have to wonder, though, if the newly an-oink-ted Pratchett pig will start sharing tales in the mud wallow of wizards, witches and werewolves.