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Diagram Prize 2014 shortlist announced

In the UK, the shortlist for the 2014 Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year, presented by the Bookseller, has been announced. The six titles shortlisted for the prize are: Working Class Cats: The Bodega Cats of New York City (Chris Balsiger & Erin Canning, Strange Chemistry); Are Trout South African? (Duncan Brown, Picador); How to Poo on a Date (Mats & Enzo, Carlton Books); Pie-ography: Where Pie Meets Biography (Jo Packham, Quarry); How to Pray When You’re Pissed at God (Ian Punnett, Crown); and The Origin of Feces (David Walter-Toews, ECW). The winner will be chosen in a public vote and announced on 21 March. In 2013, the prize was awarded to Goblinproofing One’s Chicken Coop (Reginald Bakeley, Conari Press).



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