Tom Sharpe (1928-2013) was a Cambridge-educated British author of comic Farce
novels. He is perhaps best known for his Wilt
series of comic novels, but the Piemburg farces, which are drawn from his time living and working in apartheid South Africa
, are also worth a honorable mention. (He was deported from South Africa for subversion and not taking apartheid seriously). He had been described as England's funniest living writer, but in a country also boasting Sir Terry Pratchett
, Tom Holt
and Robert Rankin
, that was perhaps open to debate.
- Porterhouse Blue Series:-
- Wilt Series:-
- The Piemburg Police force novels:-
- Other Novels:-
- Selected Works (1986)
- Tom Sharpe Library Pack (2001)
- Short stories:-
- The anthology Knights of Madness: Further Comic Tales of Fantasy (1998) features a story by Tom Sharpe.