Susan Juby takes home the 2016 Leacock Medal for humour writing for her novel Republic of Dirt. The medal and the accompanying $15,000 prize were awarded June 11, 2016, at our gala dinner at Geneva Park Conference Centre near Orillia, Ontario. The dinner celebrated all three shortlisted authors. Our hats off to runners-up Terry Fallis for Poles Apart and Sarah Mian for When the Saints, and our warmest congratulations to Susan!
The top 10 books in contention for the 2016 Leacock Medal are listed alphabetically by author. The shortlist of three will be announced Friday, May 6. [Important dates]
Cox, J. David OUR LIFE OFF THE GRID: OTG Publishing
Demers, Charles THE HORRORS: AN A-Z OF FUNNY THOUGHTS ON AWFUL THINGS: Douglas & McIntyre
DeWitt, Patrick UNDER MAJOR DOMO MINOR: Anansi Press
Drake, Aaron Cully DO YOU THINK THIS IS STRANGE: Brindle & Glass
Fallis, Terry POLES APART: McClelland and Stewart
Juby, Susan THE REPUBLIC OF DIRT: Harper Collins
Kaladeen, Stephen MD THE SECRET LIFE OF DOCTORS: CreateSpace Publishing
McLean, Stuart VINYL CAFE TURNS THE PAGE: Penguin Random House
Mian, Sarah WHEN THE SAINTS: Harper Collins
Naves, Elaine Kalman THE BOOK OF FAITH: Linda Leith Publishing
Stay tuned for news of our top 10 books in the running for the 2016 Leacock Medal!
The winner of the 2015 Leacock Medal for Humour and the TD Financial Group $15,000 cash prize: Terry Fallis for No Relation.
2015 Leacock Medal winner No Relation.
The 2015 shortlisted books are Curtains for Roy by Aaron Bushkowsky, Where I Belong by Alan Doyle, Laughing All the Way to the Mosque by Zarqa Nawaz, and A Loose Egg by Robert Wringham.
Congratulations to all our finalists for making stellar additions to our literary-humour reading list!
The top three winners of the student humour writing contest have been announced:
1st place * Joe Zador for “From the Journals of Allen I. Greenwald: The Deli Incident” (Glebe Collegiate Institute, Ottawa)
2nd place * Ben Wrixon for “Orange to the Thigh” (Aldershot High School, Burlington, Ontario)
3rd place * Hannah Lobbezoo for “The Peculiar Third Floor of Woodbridge Retirement Home” (College Avenue Secondary School, Woodstock, Ontario)
Congratulations to all!
Help us celebrate these up-and-coming humorists at our Friday-night soiree.
The winner of the 2016 student competition will now be announced on May 20, 2016.
Terry Fallis for Poles Apart, published by McClelland and Stewart.
Susan Juby for Republic of Dirt, published by Harper Collins.
Sarah Mian for When The Saints, published by Harper Collins.
The winner of the 2016 Leacock Medal and the accompanying $15,000 prize will be announced June 11 at our gala dinner at Geneva Park Conference Centre, near Orillia, Ontario. Gala details to follow.