Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2022 Winner

It is our great pleasure to confirm The Trees by Percival Everett as the winner of the 2022 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction.

Using ruthlessly funny one-liners and the most unflinching satire to shine light on America’s shocking history of racist lynchings, Everett’s masterful crime novel revolves around a series of brutal murders of white men in a Mississippi town where the body of a Black man is always also present at the crime scene.

 

‘Percival Everett’s The Trees can… lighten the most atrocious darkness and tell truths in ways that begin to make sense of the absurdity of life. He brings us back to the core of our own humanity.’

Peter Florence, Chair of Judges

The Shortlist

The Echo Chamber
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£9.99   £8.49
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The Trees
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£9.99
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The Other Black Girl
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Again, Rachel
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£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Last Resort
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£14.99
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Impossible
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£14.99
Hardback
The Lock In
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£7.99
Paperback
Are We Having Fun Yet?
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The Man Who Died Twice
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£8.99   £7.49
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Our Country Friends
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One Day I Shall Astonish the World
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Harrow
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£8.99
Paperback

Previous Winners

The Accidental Collector
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Flake
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Reasons to be Cheerful
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Bridget Jones's Baby
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The Improbability of Love
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The Mark and the Void
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Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party
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Lost For Words
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£8.99
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Zoo Time
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£7.99
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Snuff
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£9.99
Paperback
Super Sad True Love Story
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Solar
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£9.99
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Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi
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The Butt
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£16.99
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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
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The Well Of Lost Plots
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