Can you have too many awards for books? Probably not. There aren’t that many, after all. But here’s one you may not have heard of:
The Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year.
Yep. There are six books on the short list, with the winner to be announced March 28 after a public vote.
Here are your choices, ladies and gentlemen:
Cheese Problems Solved
How to Write a How to Write Book
Are Women Human? And Other International Dialogues
If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs
People who Mattered in Southend and Beyond: From King Canute to Dr Feelgood
I Was Tortured By the Pygmy Love Queen (the only fiction finalist)
Now, you may wonder how I came up with this (or if I’m making it up). But this award is pretty big news. It’s been around for thirty years. You can read about it in the Guardian Unlimited, CBC Online, the AFP, Telegraph UK, even Reuters India.
And you can go vote on Bookseller’s website. Good luck to all the nominees.
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