April 06, 2012

Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour Writing

Stephen Leacock (1869-1944), one of Canada's most famous humourists, was honoured with the creation, in 1947, of the annual Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour.

The timeline for the award is as follows:
June - November 30: Submissions accepted
April 1: Shortlist of five titles announced
end of April:  Winner announced at luncheon
beginning of June:  Dinner for presentation of the Medal and $15000 cash prize, and $1500 for each runner-up
As one of the five nominated titles has been written by YA author, Susan Juby, we present the shortlist for the 2012 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour alphabetically here:
  • The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
  • On the Outside Looking Indian by Rupinder Gill
  • The Woefield Poultry Collective by Susan Juby
  • Happiness Economics by Shari Lapeña
  • Most of Me by Robyn Michele Levy
 Congratulations to Susan Juby on her Leacock Medal nomination.  Read the National Post article on Susan Juby here. 

The Woefield Poultry Collective
by Susan Juby
HarperCollins
336 pp.
2011


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