Prizes and Tournaments Galore

First up is perhaps my very favorite prize, the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year, has announced its shortlist:

I Was Tortured By the Pygmy Love Queen
How to Write a How to Write Book
Are Women Human? And Other International Dialogues
Cheese Problems Solved
If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs
People who Mattered in Southend and Beyond: From King Canute to Dr Feelgood

I would totally buy that first book. And the third. Who doesn’t need their cheese problems solved?

On the Tournament Side, the Rooster returns along with the 4th annual Tournament of Books from The Morning News. Aside from the usual literary heavyweights, crime fiction is well represented with Laura Lippman’s WHAT THE DEAD KNOW. Place your bets and predict the brackets before things get underway next month…