Gary Barwin, Mona Awad make 2017 Leacock Medal longlist

Gary Barwin

The Leacock Medal, which annually celebrates Canadian literary humour, has revealed the 11 titles in contention for its $15,000 prize.

This year's longlist includes two books that were on the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist: 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad and Yiddish for Pirates by Gary Barwin. Barwin is currently serving as a judge for the 2017 CBC Poetry Prize/

The other books on the longlist include:

The longlist is normally just 10 titles long, but an exception was made this year as two books were tied in the judges' marks.

The 2016 prize went to Susan Juby for her book Republic of Dirt.

A shortlist of three books will be announced on May 3, and the winner will be announced on June 10.


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