Thursday, 10 May 2012

Snuff The Pig?

Sir Terry Pratchett's 39th Discworld novel - the 9th City Watch story - Snuff has been shortlisted for the 13th Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction (CLICK). This is Sir Terry's fourth nomination; he missed out thrice. Just to keep you bedazzled with statistics, Snuff is the third fastest selling novel in the UK since records began; it sold over 55,000 hardback copies in the first three days. As usual, the cover artwork is by Paul Kidby, who perfectly captures the madcap, tongue-in-cheek world of the Disc. Upon the winning book is bestowed the honour of having a Gloucestershire Old Spot pig named after it. Snuff the pig? The paperback comes out on 7 June.

2 Comments:

At 10/5/12, Anonymous Andrea said...

One of those who has genuinely earnt his knighthood giving happiness to all ages. Cracking cover. Wish him well by the way!

 
At 10/5/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Indeed. High time he got one of his titles on a pig.

 

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