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Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal

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Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal

The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour has been awarded annually since 1947 for the best book of humour written by a Canadian and published in the previous year.  

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WINNER: Gary Barwin's Yiddish for Pirates


WINNER: Susan Juby's Republic of Dirt


WINNER: Terry Fallis' No Relation


WINNER: Bill Conall's The Promised Land

Arthur Black's Fifty Shades of Black

Jane Christmas' And Then There Were Nuns: Adventures in a Cloistered Life

Wayne Johnston's Son of a Certain Woman

Steve Smith's Red Green’s Beginner’s Guide to Women


WINNER: Cassie Stocks'  Dance, Gladys, Dance

Terry Fallis'  Up and Down

Jonathan Goldstein's I’ll Seize the Day Tomorrow

Andrew Kaufman's Born Weird

William Whitehead's Words to Live By


WINNER: Patrick deWitt's The Sisters Brothers

Susan Juby's The Woefield Poultry Collective

Rupinder Gill's On the Outside Looking Indian

Shari Lapena's Happiness Economics

Robyn Michele Levy's Most of Me.


Practical Jean by Trevor Cole.

The other writers shortlisted for this year’s award are Terry Fallis for The High Road, Todd Babiak for Toby: A Man, Red Green for How to do Everything, and David Rakoff for Half Empty.

Previous Winners

Beyond Belfast by Will Ferguson (2010)

Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis FIC FALL

Secrets from the Vinyl Cafe by Stuart McLean FIC MCLEAN

Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw by Will Ferguson 917.104 FERGU

Village of Small Houses : a memoir of sorts by Ian Ferguson 971.23 FERGU

With Axe and Flask, The History of Persephone Township from Cambrian Times to the Present by Dan Needles FIC NEE

Never Stand Behind a Loaded Horse by Gordon Kirkland 818.5402 KIRKL

Letters from the Country by Marsha Boulton 630.97l3 BOU

Black in the Saddle Again by Arthur Black 817 BLA

Three Cheers for Me : the Journals of Bartholomew Bandy - Volume 1 by Donald Jack FIC JAC

Jake and the Kid by W.O. Mitchell FIC MIT

Sarah Binks by Paul Hiebert HIE-GEN

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