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Leacock finalists: Get them before the big announcement!


Leacock finalists: Get them before the big announcement!

The five finalists for the 2014 Leacock Medal shortlist have been annnounced. Get your name on the list for these books today before they announce the winner on April 24th. See if your pick for number one is the same as the judge's final decision. The Orillia-based Stephen Leacock Associates awards the annual literary prize to the book judged to be the most humorous published in Canada, written by a Canadian, in the previous year.

"This year’s finalists include Arthur Black (for Fifty Shades of Black) who has won the award three times in the past (1997, 2000 and 2006.) Jane Christmas, a self-professed “jaded single mom,” has been shortlisted for her memoir about becoming a nun late in life. The book is called And Then There Were Nuns: Adventures in a Cloistered Life. Cape Breton author Bill Conall’s The Promised Land (available for purchase from local bookstores and in e-book format) marks the second time Mr. Conall has been shortlisted for the Leacock award; he also made the shortlist in 2010. Wayne Johnston’s book Son of a Certain Woman is shortlisted this year. Johnston has Giller and Governor General award nominations on his resumé as well. Steve Smith, aka Red Green, earned a shortlist spot this year for his book Red Green’s Beginner’s Guide to Women." Source:

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