Sunday, March 18, 2007

Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year - 2006

The six titles on the shortlist are:

  1. How Green Were the Nazis?, edited by Franz-Josef Bruggemeier, Mark Cioc and Thomas Zeller (Ohio University Press)

  2. D. Di Mascio’s Delicious Ice Cream: D. Di Mascio of Coventry: An Ice Cream Company of Repute, with an Interesting and Varied Fleet of Ice Cream Vans by Roger De Boer, Harvey Francis Pitcher, and Alan Wilkinson (Past Masters)

  3. The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification by Julian Montague (Harry N Abrams)

  4. Tattooed Mountain Women and Spoon Boxes of Daghestan, by Robert Chenciner by Gabib Ismailov, Magomedkhan Magomedkhanov and Alex Binnie (Bennett & Bloom)

  5. Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Seaweed Symposium, edited by Robert J Anderson, Juliet A Brodie, Edvar Onsoyen and Alan T Critchley (Kluwer)

  6. Better Never To Have Been: The Harm of Coming Into Existence by David Benatar (Clarendon Press)
An online poll to find the winner is now open at The winner will be announced on April 13, 2007. Three other rentries were ruled out because they were published before 2006:
  • The Essential Underwater Guide to North Wales Vol 1
  • Let’s Discover F Words
  • Celebrating Boxes

Last year's winner was People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It by Gary Leon Hill (Red Wheel).


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