The French translation of my minipig memoir, Oink, has been shortlisted for the Prix Littéraire 30 millions d’amis. This annual award recognises a book, novel or essay in which an animal is showcased or honoured.
It's a distinguished award, with a selection of philosophers and academics on the judging panel, including the novelist Michel Houellebecq. The 'Goncourt of the animal world' will be announced in Paris on November 14th, 2012.
The French title, Un Amour de Cochon, translates as A Love Pig.