The shortlist for the 2012 Leacock Medal and $15K prize, alphabetically:
Patrick deWitt — THE SISTERS BROTHERS (winner) Excerpt
Rupinder Gill — ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING INDIAN Excerpt
Susan Juby — THE WOEFIELD POULTRY COLLECTIVE Excerpt
Shari Lapeña — HAPPINESS ECONOMICS Excerpt
Robyn Michele Levy — MOST OF ME Excerpt
There were 64 entries for the 2012 Leacock Memorial Medal for humour writing. The shortlist announcement of the top five entries was made on Monday, April 2 via print media and social media outlets.
The winner was announced at the Leacock Luncheon on April 26. The 2012 Leacock Medal goes to Patrick deWitt for The Sisters Brothers. The medal and the accompanying $15,000 cash prize will be awarded on June 9 at the annual gala dinner at Geneva Conference Centre near Orillia, Ontario.
Key 2012 dates:
Shortlist announcement – Monday, April 2
Leacock Luncheon – Thursday, April 26
At the Mariposa Inn, Orillia.
Soiree (for winners of the Student Writing Competition) – Friday, June 8
At the Stephen Leacock Museum, Orillia.
Gala Award Dinner – Saturday, June 9
At the Geneva Park Conference Centre, Orillia.
Annual General Meeting – Sunday, November 4, 2 p.m.