Olga Wojtas longlisted for Comedy Women in Print Prize 2020

Posted on April 20, 2020

We are delighted to announce that Olga Wojtas’ Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Vampire Menace has been longisted for the Comedy Women in Print Published Comic Novel Prize 2020, following on from her 2019 listing for Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Golden Samovar. (Especially lovely news to receive during lockdown.)

If you haven’t read it yet, then you’re in luck for two reasons:

1. You have a lot of laughter and joy to look forward to. 2. It’s available to buy from our online shop.

We think Undiscovered Scotland’s review says it all:

“Let’s set out the headlines first. Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Vampire Menace by Olga Wojtas is thoroughly enjoyable, utterly bonkers and quite unlike anything you’ll ever have read before. Actually, the last of those isn’t quite true. Anyone who’s read the author’s Miss Blaine’s Prefect and The Golden Samovar will have a pretty good idea of what to expect. It says a lot for Olga Wojtas’s ability to entertain that we remember that earlier book very clearly despite the passage of two years: when many other sometimes excellent books we’ve read in the meantime are much more prone to have blurred together in the memory. You are not going to confuse a Miss Blaine’s Prefect… book with anything else.”

Miss Blaine's Prefect and the Vampire Menace

Sharing the longlist shelf with Olga are:

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Big Girl, Small Town by Michelle Gallen

Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

The Nursery by Asia Mackay

The Blessed Girl by Angela Makholwa

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

So Lucky by Dawn O’Porter

Reasons to be Cheerful by Nina Stibbe

Are We Nearly There Yet? by Lucy Vine

In the Crypt with a Candlestick by Daisy Waugh

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

Diary of a Confused Feminist by Kate Weston

Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson

CONGRATULATIONS to all the other longlisted authors.

We’re sure the jury are going to have a tough time calling this one!

Shortlist announced Monday 8th June 2020

Winner announced 14th September 2020