Odd Titles Award Shortlist Announced
Bookseller magazine has announced the shortlist for its Diagram Prize. The award celebrates oddness in book titles. In culling the long-list of 66 entrants into a shortlist of half-a-dozen, judges gave preference to titles that they deemed accidentally - rather than deliberately - odd.
Early favouritism is with Managing a Dental Practice the Genghis Khan Way, although Joel Silverman’s What Colour is Your Dog? is sure to garner votes from the colour-blind community. There’s no cash prize, but last year’s winner Horace Bent (for his Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes) has stated that sales of his tome benefited from a significant bump folowing his win.
Readers can vote for their favourite on the Bookseller website and the winner will be announced on March 25.