Strange sights: Oddest book title prize 2016 – in pictures

A photographic study of Soviet bus stops and a craft manual for flexible children go head to head with a cultural history of the anus on the shortlist for the 38th Diagram prizeDiagram prize: oddest book title shortlist gets behind cultural history of the anus Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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

The Bookseller magazine will be giving out the award for the thirty-fifth year in a row, with competitors including 'Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop' and 'How To Sharpen Pencils.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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And the prize for oddest book title of the year goes to . . .

Gregory Forth’s A Dog Pissing at the Edge of a Path has won the U.K.-based Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year, beating out runner-up Kathryn L. Smithies’s Introducing the Medieval Ass for the honor. No, it’s not autofiction: A Dog Pissing at the Edge of a Path is an... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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

Guide by the late Charles L Dobbins, known as the father of modern trapping, sees off polemical defence of traditional dairiesThe Dirt Hole and Its Variations might be a serious guide to hunting and trapping foxes, coyotes, bobcats and raccoons, but the double entendre has helped it land the... Continue reading at The Guardian

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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... Continue reading at The Guardian

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

This year’s shortlist also includes Jesus on Gardening, Equine Dry Needling and Why Sell Tacos in Africa?A book that celebrates Germany’s timesaving contribution to global cuisine is among the contenders for the 2018 Diagram prize for the oddest title of the year. The Joy of Waterboiling may... Continue reading at The Guardian

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The Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year

The Bookseller/Diagram Prize for the Oddest Title of the Year was originally conceived in 1978 by Trevor Bounford and Bruce Robertson of The Diagram Group as a way to avoid boredom at the Frankfurt Book Fair. It was first awarded to Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice.... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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

Reading From Behind lines up for public vote alongside works including Soviet Bus Stops and Paper Folding With ChildrenIt might sound like a pain in the behind to read, but an academic tome about the cultural history of the anus is among the contenders on the shortlist for the 2016 Diagram prize... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Diagram Prize For Oddest Book Title: Shortlist Announced

The Diagram Prize for the Oddest Book Title of the Year announces the shortlist for 2015. Vote now to help choose the winner! The post Diagram Prize For Oddest Book Title: Shortlist Announced appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Little Door Books founder wins Scottish picture book prize

Alan Windram, the founder of independent publishing company Little Door Books, has won this year’s £3,000 Bookbug Picture Book Prize for a title he created with illustrator Chloe Holwill-Hunter. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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2015 Kate Greenaway Medal picture book prize longlist - in pictures

Discover the 20 longlisted contenders for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2015, including former children’s laureate Anthony Browne, Mini Grey, Jim Kay, Catherine Rayner, Shaun Tan and Chris Riddell (with two nominated titles on this year’s longlist)Find out about the 2015 Carnegie medal... Continue reading at The Guardian

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And the Oddest Book Title of the Year goes to . . .

Roy Schwartz’s Is Superman Circumcised?, a look at Superman’s Jewish influences, has won U.K.-based Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year, beating out The Life Cycle of Russian Things: From Fish Guts to Fabergé for the honor. Is Superman Circumcised? won in a landslide, taking... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Camels, curves, circumcised Superman: here are the finalists for the Oddest Book Title of the Year.

The Bookseller has announced the shortlist for the 2021 Diagram Prize for the Oddest Book of Title of the Year, and for the first time, all six shortlisted titles come from university presses. This December, The Bookseller will announce which title has overtaken last year’s A Dog Pissing at the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Is Superman Circumcised? favourite to win Oddest book title of the year

This year’s Diagram prize also pits Curves for the Mathematically Curious against The Life Cycle of Russian Things and Hats: A Very Unnatural HistoryAn examination of the Jewish origins of the Man of Steel, Is Superman Circumcised?, is vying with an up-to-date look at camel milk and related... Continue reading at The Guardian

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A Dog Pissing at the Edge of a Path wins oddest book title of the year

Anthropological study of metaphor takes 2020 Diagram prize, pulling ahead of Introducing the Medieval Ass in public voteA Dog Pissing at the Edge of a Path has beaten Introducing the Medieval Ass to win the Diagram prize for oddest book title of the year.Both books are academic studies, with the... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Hachette Children's acquires four from Carmelite Picture Book Prize-winner

Hachette Children’s Group has acquired two non-fiction picture books and two picture books by debut author and illustrator Ellan Rankin, winner of the 2020 Carmelite Picture Book Prize.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Ellan Rankin wins 2020 Carmelite Picture Book Prize

Aspiring illustrator Ellan Rankin has been announced by Hachette as this year's winner of the Carmelite Picture Book Prize.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Klaus Flugge Prize winner returns with 'powerful' new picture book

Klaus Flugge Prize winner Kate Milner's new picture book has been snapped up by indie Barrington Stoke.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Chisholm, Hood and McLaren make Bookbug Picture Book Prize shortlist

Alastair Chisholm, Morag Hood and Meg McLaren have made the 2020 Bookbug Picture Book Prize shortlist. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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German Book Prize Draws 173 Titles for This Year’s Competition

German Book Prize jurors are reviewing the submissions for the 2019 literary award: 173 titles in total, of which 71 won't be published until this fall. The post German Book Prize Draws 173 Titles for This Year’s Competition appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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