The author will be honoured with a pig after his novel, Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party, won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize
When you think of names for a pig, the usual might come to mind: Francis Bacon perhaps, or Ham Solo. But one pig will soon be saddled with an even more extravagant moniker: Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party.
Alexander McCall Smith's novel of the same name is the latest winner of one of literature's most eccentric prizes, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction, which sees the winner win a large quantity of Champagne, a 99-strong set of books, and a pig named after their winning novel.
Speaking about the award, McCall Smith said: "I am greatly honoured to be awarded the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize. I very much enjoyed writing that book and if there are those who are enjoying reading it, then I am content. I am also content with the jeroboam of champagne, the 52 Wodehouse novels, and the pig that go with this award. That is what I would call a very well-balanced prize."