The shortlist for the unique Diagram Prize – the prize awarded each year book with the strangest title – has been announced for 2013.
The titles in the running are:
Was Hitler Ill?
by Hans-Joachim Neumann and Henrik Eberle (Polity Press)
A historian and professor of medicine analyse whether the Führer was fully responsible for his crimes. View Post
Story: the king died and then the queen died.
Plot: the king died and then the queen died because of grief.
Edward Morgan Forster was an English novelist, short story writer and essayist. He is best known for A Room With a View (1908), Howard’s End (1910) and A Passage to India (1924).
Forster wrote Aspects of the Novel in 1927. Aspects of the Novel was a pioneering work, examining ‘aspects all English-language novels have in common: story, people, plot, fantasy, prophecy, pattern, and rhythm.’
Entries are now open for the Montreal International Poetry Prize. The winner of the prize will receive a cash prize of CA $20,000 (approximately US $19,500 or GBP £ 12,900). The prize is open to original, unpublished poems up to 40 lines long. Entrants can be from anywhere in the world and do not need to be previously published poets.