British funnyman Stephen Fry was the toast of the publishing world on Wednesday night (10Nov10) after his latest autobiography won a top prize at the Galaxy National Book Awards.
The second installment of his life story, The Fry Chronicles, was named Biography of the Year at the London ceremony, seeing off competition from former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair with his recently released memoir A Journey.
David Nicholls landed the Popular Fiction Book Of The Year honour for One Day and American author Jonathan Franzen collected the International Author of the Year trophy for Freedom, while literary veterans Terry Pratchett and Martin Amis were handed outstanding achievement awards.
The winners of the ceremony's eight categories will now be put to a public vote to determine the Galaxy Book of the Year. The final will be announced on 13 December (10).