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Patrick deWitt shortlisted for Leacock Memorial Medal

Patrick deWitt’s comedic Western novel, The Sisters Brothers (House of Anansi Press), has been nominated for the 2012 Leacock Memorial Medal for humour writing, less than a week after it won  The Morning News‘ Tournament of Books.

Last fall, deWitt won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Literary Award. He was also shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Man Booker Prize.

The five Leacock nominees are:

The winner of the $15,000 prize will be announced at the award gala on June 9.