Tag Archives: Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor

Literary genres competition winner

It was difficult to choose a winner of our competition: it’s clear that there are many ways of being a horrible father.  However, we decided to award the prize to Chicken Lady at Locust Lane, if only for the almost insane enthusiasm with which she threw herself into the project. Congratulations, Chicken Lady, your bus ticket is in the mail.

Stand by for our next competition, for which the prize is a family ticket to the Nietzsche Fun Park in beautiful Basingstoke, concrete jewel of Britain.

The winner of the equally  prestigious Leacock Medal for Humor, of which we wrote in an earlier post,  is Bill Conall for The Promised Land.  You can read about it here.


It’s already kennelled in Gert’s Kobo.


Leacock Medal for Humor 2014

Humour-seekers may be interested in following up the nominees for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal, awarded annually for the most humorous book of the year by a Canadian (details at leacock.ca).   They are:  Arthur Black, Jane Christmas, Bill Conall, Wayne Johnston and Steve Smith.  The Camino being the hot topic it is,  Jane Christmas may be familiar from a previous book  What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim: A Mid-Life Misadventure on Spain’s Camino de Santiago de Compostela (2007).

Let’s hope they’re even half as funny as the great Leacock. Does anyone read him any more?