Nahtan Hoj book has been entered for 2011 Competition. Though I realize it may not be everybody’s style of humour, I’ll continue to get my name out there.
See this years listing at http://www.leacock.ca
2011 Short List
Following a review of this year’s seventy submissions for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for humour, the following five books (in alphabetic order by author)
have been short listed:
Todd Babiak Toby the Man
Trevor Cole Practical Jean
Terry Fallis The High Road
Red Green How to do Everyhing
David Rakoff Half Empty
I entered 2009’s competition with Snowball’s Chance In Hell which was a collection of monologues and rants. It did not make the shortlist of top 5 out of the 47 entries. For 2010 I entered Harvey The Happy Helmet’s Illustrated How To Drive Handbook – A Drive By Education where it was among 68 entries here http://www.leacock.ca/10ENTRIES.htm . It is a humourous take on how to drive properly by pointing out what many do wrong. It’s Tough Love. Among the entries was William Ferguson’s latest novel, he being one of my favourite Canadian authors, he also won that year.
Short List Announcement
April 1, 11:00 am in Orillia;
The short list for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour and the TD Financial Group Cash Award was announced this morning at the Mississaga Street branch of the TD Bank, in Orillia.
The following books (in alphabetical order) were nominated for the Awards:
The top books are:
Kathryn Borel Jr. – Corked (John Wiley & Sons)
Glen Chilton – The Curse of the Labrador Duck (Harper Collins)
Bill Conan – The Rock in the Water (Hidden Book Press)
William Deverell – Snow Job (McClelland and Stewart)
Will Ferguson – Beyond Belfast (Penguin)
April 29, 11:30 am, Leacock Museum in Orillia
Will Ferguson’s Beyond Belfast was named the winner. I met two authors, Glen and Bill, and a few representatives, including another author Bill Pitt.