Ending the War on Artisan Cheese begins battle for Oddest book title prize

Shortlist for this year’s Diagram prize also includes The Dirt Hole and Its Variations, Noah Gets Naked and How to Drink Without DrinkingThe Dirt Hole and Its Variations, Ending the War on Artisan Cheese and Noah Gets Naked are among the 2019 nominees for the Bookseller’s annual prize for the oddest book title of the year.Many previous winners of the Diagram prize, which has been running for 41 years, have involved a certain part of the human anatomy, such as 1993’s winner American Bottom Archaeology, and Living With Crazy Buttocks, which took the award in 2002. Neither title is quite as it seems: the former relates to “the most ambitious archaeological undertaking to have been conducted in eastern North America since the WPA era”; the latter is a collection of essays about contemporary culture. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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Oddest book title prize: Dirt Hole Variations beats War on Artisan Cheese

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Six books compete for the prize of Oddest Book Title of the Year

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The Joy of Waterboiling is hot tip for oddest book title prize

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The Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year

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Oddest book title prize shortlist gets behind cultural history of the anus

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Diagram Prize For Oddest Book Title: Shortlist Announced

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The Commuter Pig Keeper triumphs at oddest book title award

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