In the past 18 years, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction has been awarded to a woman only three times. In response, Helen Lederer has launched the Comedy Women in Print Prize. She says that "more needs to be done to celebrate the achievements of women excelling in this field." She also hopes that the prize would "bring forward the next generation of female talent as well as shine a light on women who have an established comedy writing career."
Read more about Helen Lederer's achievements and the Comedy Women in Print Prize in this article.
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Helen Lederer launches prize for funny female writers.
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