Friday March 27th, 2009

The Year’s Oddest Title

shipsThis year’s Bookseller/Diagram Prize, for the year’s oddest book title, has been awarded to:

The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais

The prize was founded in 1978, and it’s voted on by the public in the UK. Personally, I would have cast my vote this year for the runner-up, Baboon Metaphysics. Another of this year’s finalists — Curbside Consultation of the Colon — suggests that we may have reached the stage where authors are keeping the prize in mind when naming their work.

Past winners include Weeds In a Changing World, How to Avoid Huge Ships, and perhaps the all-time champ, Bombproof Your Horse.