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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
9781374710399

Call of Nature: The Secret Life of Dung
Richard Jones
Pelagic Publishing
9781784271053

Equine Dry Needling
Cornelia Klarholz and Andrea Schachinger
Tredition
9783732390458

Jesus on Gardening
David Muskett
Onwards and Upwards
9781911086291

Joy of Waterboiling
Asche Verlag
9783950451429

Why Sell Tacos in Africa?
Paul Oberschneider
Blue Ocean Marketing
9780995763036

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)

 
GuyBarry
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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