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‘Strangers Have the Best Candy’ wins Diagram Prize

In the UK, Strangers Have the Best Candy (Margaret Meps Schulte, Choose Art) has won the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year, presented by the Bookseller. The self-published book was selected from a shortlist of seven, narrowly beating Divorcing a Real Witch: For Pagans and the People That Used to Love Them (Diana Rajchel, Moon Books). The prize’s coordinator Tom Tivnan said: ‘Quite frankly, I am relieved. With the public recently giving the Diagram crown to the likes of How to Poo on a Date, Cooking with Poo and If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start with Your Legs, I despaired for a populace becoming obsessed with smut and filth. I welcome the return to the clean, wholesome fun of the Diagram’s roots.’


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