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Wodehouse prize awarded to US author Gary Shteyngart

The Guardian, 24 May 2011
Publié le : 24 mai 2011
 Alison Flood 

"Jeeves and Wooster may be as English as cream teas and Pimm's, but the literary prize named after their creator, PG Wodehouse, has been swiped from under the noses of a gaggle of British writers by the American author Gary Shteyngart.

"The first American ever to win the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction, which goes to a book that "has captured the comic spirit of PG Wodehouse", Shteyngart triumphed over the British novelists Sam Leith, Catherine O'Flynn and India Knight and the Indian author Manu Joseph.

"The author's winning novel, Super Sad True Love Story, is set in a dystopian, near-future America, where the 39-year-old Russian-American Lenny Abramov is attempting to persuade the 24-year-old Korean-American Eunice Park to fall in love with him. It "leaves you wondering whether that dull ache in your stomach is from laughter or just plain sadness", wrote Chris Cox in the Observer."

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mise à jour le 24 mai 2011
Créé le 24 mai 2011
ISSN 2107-7029
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