Friday 20 November 2020 | 9:00pm

Nina Stibbe & Helen Lederer

Friday 20 November 2020 | 9:00pm

Nina Stibbe & Helen Lederer

£5.00 - Single event ticket
£25.00 - Winter Festival Pass

Helen Lederer and this year’s winner of the Comedy Women in Print Prize, Nina Stibbe, will discuss the prize and Nina's hilarious and gloriously uplifting Reasons to be Cheerful. With thanks to the Comedy Women in Print Prize.

Nina Stibbe & Helen Lederer: Funny Women

The Comedy Women in Print Prize (CWiP) is the brainchild of award-winning comedian Helen Lederer and was conceived to celebrate and support female comedy writers. Thanks to the energy and commitment of Helen and her team CWiP is rapidly securing its place alongside the UK’s top literary prizes. Helen and this year’s winner, Nina Stibbe, will discuss the prize and the funny and gloriously uplifting winner of it Reasons to be Cheerful. Join us and them to chuckle and be cheered. In conversation with beloved Festival chair, Alex Clark. 

Author Biographies

Nina Stibbe is the author of two works of non-fiction – Love, Ninaand An Almost Perfect Christmas – and two novels: Man at the Helm and Paradise Lodge, both of which were shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction. Love, Ninawon Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the 2014 National Book Awards and in 2016 was adapted by Nick Hornby into a BBC series starring Faye Marsay and Helena Bonham-Carter. She lives in Cornwall. 

Helen Lederer first tapped into the public’s funny bone with her Sloaney girl at the bar in the BBC comedy ‘Naked Video’. Then came Saturday Night Live, The Young Ones, French and Saunders and Bottom with Rik Mayal and she’s best known as Catriona – the dippy journo in the TV series of Absolutely Fabulous and more recently the movie. Younger people may know her as Rich Aunt Ruby in the Horrid Henry movie and very possibly from Celebrity Big Brother where she almost appeared normal. To stay limber, she presents BBC Radio 4’s ‘Pick of the week’, does panel games and writes for newspapers. She has also written a comedy novel ‘Losing it’ that was nominated for the PG Wodehouse comedy literary award. Last year Helen set up the Comedy Women in Print prize.