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Diagram Prize 2018

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Ian Dunn
1300488.  Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:00 am Reply with quote

The nominations for this oddest book title of the year have been announced and voting is now open to the public. This year's nominations for the Diagram Prize are:

Are Gay Men More Accurate in Detecting Deceits?
Hoe-Chi Angel Au
Open Dissertation Press

Call of Nature: The Secret Life of Dung
Richard Jones
Pelagic Publishing

Equine Dry Needling
Cornelia Klarholz and Andrea Schachinger

Jesus on Gardening
David Muskett
Onwards and Upwards

Joy of Waterboiling
Asche Verlag

Why Sell Tacos in Africa?
Paul Oberschneider
Blue Ocean Marketing

You can vote for the best title here, with the winner announced on 23rd November. Normally, the person who originally put forward the nomination of the winning title gets a bottle of claret, but as all the nominations this year came from staff at The Bookseller which organises the awards, this year the claret will go to a random voter who votes for the winning title.

Source: The Bookseller (nominations and thoughts of the prize's custodian)

1300500.  Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:24 am Reply with quote

Well I have to say that those titles are all rather disappointing compared with some of the previous winners. What is there to match last year's winner, The Commuter Pig Keeper: A Comprehensive Guide to Keeping Pigs when Time is your Most Precious Commodity? Or The 20092014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais (a controversial winner because it was written by a computer program)?


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