The shortlist has been announced for the 2022 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. The $15,000 award recognizes literary humour in a Canadian book.
The longlisted books are:
- Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin (Atria Books)
- An Embarrassment of Critch’s: Immature Stories From My Grown-Up Life by Mark Critch (Viking Canada)
- The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour by Dawn Dumont (Freehand Books)
- Rocks With a Story by Lorne Eedy (Kinetics Design)
- The Ark of the Oven Mitt by James Gordon (Pipe Street Publishing)
- Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaludin (Harper Avenue)
- All Over the Map by Ron James (Doubleday Canada)
- Talking to Canadians by Rick Mercer (Doubleday Canada)
- The List of Last Chances by Cristina Myers (Caitlin Press)
- Call Me Stan by K.R. Wilson (Guernica Editions)
Three finalists will be announced on August 15, with the winner to be named on September 27 at the medal’s 75th anniversary gala dinner.
Past winners of the award include Terry Fallis, W.O. Mitchell, and Stuart McLean. Thomas King won last year’s medal for his novel Indians on Vacation.