Friday, February 24, 2012

The Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year

Dreamed up during the Frankfurt Book Fair in 1978 as a way to avoid boredom, the inaugural winner was Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice.

This year's shortlist:
A Century of Sand Dredging in the Bristol Channel: Volume Two by Peter Gosson (Amberley Publishing)
Cooking with Poo by Saiyuud Diwong (Urban Neighbours of Hope)
Estonian Sock Patterns All Around the World by Aino Praakli (Kirjastus Elmatar)
The Great Singapore Penis Panic: And the Future of American Mass Hysteria by Scott D Mendelson (Createspace)
Mr Andoh's Pennine Diary: Memoirs of a Japanese Chicken Sexer in 1935 Hebden Bridge by Stephen Curry and Takayoshi Andoh (Royd Press)
A Taxonomy of Office Chairs by Jonathan Olivares (Phaidon)
The Mushroom in Christian Art by John A Rush (North Atlantic Books)

The competition is administered by the UK's The Bookseller.  But to vote: go here

1 comment:

baroness radon said...

Everyone has a story to tell! (Especially the chicken sexer...)