Entry deadline for the 2021 leacock medal for humour. Jun 01, 2004 free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. Gary barwin for yiddish for pirates, random house canada. Visit the stephen leacock medal for humour website. The leacock medal is named in memory of stephen leacock.
Unfortunately, the student award competition has been cancelled this year, owing to the covid19 pandemic. In 1946, stephen leacock associates foundation was instituted. Essays and literary studies stephen leacock 1869 1944 a collection of wry looks at literature, education, and other social phenomena by stephen leacock essays canadian humourist and economics professor, stephen leacock aug 31, 2019 my lost dollar stephen leacock essays with do my video assignment for me. Stephen leacock memorial medal for humour wikipedia. C authors novel about a grandmother growing marijuana in her. Leacock was diagnosed with throat cancer and died on 28 march 1944.
It was tasked to preserve his literary legacy and manage stephen leacock memorial medal for humor. Stephen leacock associates cancels 2020 award gala dinner. He was best known for his light humor supported by skepticism and criticism of people and their errors. His first humorous book, literary lapses 1910, collecting his magazine stories and articles, was selfpublished with the financial help of a brother.
A man of seemingly inexhaustible talents, stephen butler leacock born december 30, 1869 easily juggled being a humorist, essayist, teacher, political economist, lecturer, and historian. In the same year his unfinished autobiography, the boy i left behind me, was published posthumously. It is a prestigious honour, given to encourage canadian humour writing and awarded for the best in canadian humour writing. He attended upper canada college 188287 and later received a b. Red greens steve smith among nominees for stephen leacock. The gala for the 73rd annual awards that had been scheduled for june 5 has been cancelled due to the. First edition of stephen leacocks first collection of humorous writings after elements of political science 1906, baldwin, lafontaine, hincks. This is stephen leacock first book written in 1910.
For a book written more than 100 years ago, with the exception of one or two stories, all of the stories are still fresh. Leacock immigrated to canada with his parents at the age of six. Whale music 201 words exact match in snippet view article find links to article generals award for english fiction, and was a shortlisted nominee for the stephen leacock award in 1990. Jennifer craig wins 2018 stephen leacock memorial medal for.
Stephen leacock memorial medal for humour wikimili, the. Jun 17, 2010 stephen butler leacock, frsc, humorist, author, academic born 30 december 1869 in swanmore, england. Scheduled for saturday, june 5, 2021, at our gala award dinner. Apr 14, 2020 stephen leacock student humorous short story competition 2020. In 1969, the centennial of his birth, canada post issued a six cent stamp with his image on it. Adventurers of the far north gutenberg text and illustrated html. The stephen leacock memorial medal for humour, also known as the stephen leacock medal for humour or just the leacock medal, is an annual literary award presented for. Gary, who died in 1992, won the award twice and was such an admirer of stephen leacock that he named his firstborn son. Awardwinning canadian humorist and writer stephen leacock 18691944 was the author of more than 50 literary works, and between 1915 and 1925 was the most popular humorist in the englishspeaking world.
Why does stephen leacock medal for humour finalist jennifer craig keep writing. In the same year his unfinished autobiography, the boy i. An ojibway from the curve lake first nation in ontario, drew hayden taylor is an awardwinning. The stephen leacock memorial medal for humour, also known as the stephen leacock medal for humour or just the leacock medal, is an annual literary award presented for the best book of humour written in english by a canadian writer, published or selfpublished in the previous year. The stephen leacock memorial medal for humour was established in his honour in 1947. Jan 07, 2011 during my years working at the library of the toronto star, i became acquainted with two winners of the leacock award the stars late humour columnist, gary lautens and another longtime columnist, joey slinger. At least one source estimates that between 1910 and 1925, leacock was the most widely read author in the english speaking world. A curious potpourri of sketches, literary lapses reflects many of the comic themes and devices which were to. Responsible government 1907, practical political economy 1910, inscribed by him in the year of publication on the front free endpaper. A discussion of east and west in canada won the governor generals award in 1937. The stephen leacock medal for humour has been awarded yearly since 1947 for the best humorous book by a. At one point, it was said that more people had heard of stephen leacock than canada. Drew hayden taylor is an awardwinning playwright, a journalistcolumnist.
The stephen leacock memorial medal for humour is awarded annually for the best book of humour written in the previous year by a canadian. The stephen leacock memorial medal for humour is a silver medal awarded each year to the canadian writer of the best book of humour. Stephen leacock quotes author of sunshine sketches of a. Other past winners include terry fallis, patrick dewitt, cassie stocks and. In 1947, the stephen leacock award was created to recognize the best in canadian literary humour. The stephen leacock medal for humour has been awarded yearly since 1947 for the best humorous book by a canadian author. The following year, the stephen leacock centennial committee had a plaque erected at his english birthplace and a mountain in the yukon was named after him. Stephen leacock the greatest literature of all time. Submissions for the 2021medal will be accepted from august 1, 2020to december 31, 2020. A childish newfoundland memoir, and ali bryan, author of the figgs. The stephen leacock associates board of directors is pleased to announce the. He received many awards and honorary degrees, among them the lorne pierce medal.
It is a prestigious honour, given to encourage canadian humour writing and awarded for the best in. I see from the current columns of the daily press that professor plumb, of the university of chicago, has just invented a highly concentrated form of food. Stephen leacock memorial medal for humour the canadian. The humour, irony, and wit of stephen leacock have never been shown to better advantage than in literary lapses, his first collection of comic writings.
The top three picks have been narrowed down from a longlist of 11 out of a field of 68 entries. Stephen leacock associates cancels 2020 award gala dinner, will. Cathal kelly accepts the 2019 leacock medal for humour from leacock associates president nathan taylor. Available years of title lists for the, including summary information about the award and a link to the award website. Stephen leacock leacock, stephen, 18691944 online books about this author are available, as is a wikipedia article. Literary lapses book by stephen leacock thriftbooks. Arcadian adventures with the idle rich gutenberg text.
Cathal kelly wins coveted stephen leacock medal for humour. The stephen leacock medal for humour has been awarded since 1947 to recognized the best in canadian literary humour. The finalists for the 2017 leacock memorial medal for humour have been announced. The stephen leacock associates is a foundation chartered to preserve the literary legacy of stephen leacock, and oversee the annual award of the stephen leacock memorial medal for humour. Stephen leacock was the englishspeaking worlds bestknown humorist between 1915 and 1925. This years stephen leacock medal for humour to be feted.
Listing of titles from the 2017 stephen leacock medal for humour available in the library collection. It is the only national award of its kind in canada. Though not as reknowned in modern times, during the early 1900s, leacock was the most famous humorist writing in the english language. Find and compare hundreds of millions of new books, used books, rare books and out of print books from over 100,000 booksellers. The medal is usually presented at the gala dinner held in orillia, ont. He became a canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humorist. Stephen leacock award for humour awarded to a canadian writer for literary humour fiction or nonfiction. Cathal kelly is the 2019 winner of the coveted stephen leacock medal for humour. While the award is generally given for books for adults, the stephen leacock associates foundation sponsors a student competition.
Stephen leacock associates has cancelled this years stephen leacock memorial award for humour gala dinner. Advertising a judicious mixture of flattery and threats. The leacock medal honours the best book of humour each year. Join facebook to connect with stephen leacock and others you may know. At an award dinner, the winner receives the medal and a cash award. University of toronto press, scholarly publishing division, 2002. Zarqa nawaz s laughing all the way to the mosque was shortlisted this year for the stephen leacock memorial medal for humour. The announcement of the winner will be published on friday june 5, instead of saturday, june 6. Stephen butler leacock december 1869 march 1944 was born in england and moved to canada when he was six years old. Drew hayden taylor cottagers and indians talonbooks. Apr 09, 2014 the stephen leacock association awards the annual prize to the most humorous book published by a canadian, in canada, during the past year.
Stephen leacock was a canadian author who wrote his works with an optimistic yet realistic view of life. Leacock awards history of overlooking women is no laughing. Next year 2019 will be the 150th anniversary of leacocks birth and the 75th anniversary of his death. The runnersup, ali bryan for the figgs, freehand books, and mark. Starting off from humble beginnings as a writer in magazines, he went on to publish novels which became popular. The leacock award is ceremonially led by a past winner or nominee, who holds the honorary title mayor of mariposa. Literature network stephen leacock further foolishness ch. Stephen leacock biography childhood, life achievements. The stephen leacock memorial medal for humour will be awarded this summer, but the winner will have to wait a year to celebrate with their peers. Stephen leacock was a canadian write, political scientist, humorist, and teacher, renowned for his superlative comic skills. Stephen leacock leacock, stephen, 18691944 online books about this author are available, as is a wikipedia article leacock, stephen, 18691944. Past leacock medal winners stephen leacock associates. His father, peter, though of a respectable middleclass background, was a rootless man, a failure, moving his large family from one place to. Winners of the award have included patrick dewitt, will ferguson, stuart mclean and mordecai richler.
Named for the celebrated humourist of the early 1900s. Kelly, author of boy wonders, was shortlisted for the award with mark critch this hour has 22 minutes who wrote son of critch. Leacock s fictional works include classics like sunshine sketches of a little town, arcadian adventures with the idle rich, and literary lapses. First edition of stephen leacock s first collection of humorous writings after elements of political science 1906, baldwin, lafontaine, hincks. It awards an annual cash prize to the best humorous book by a canadian author, selected by a jury. Stephen leacock stephen, leacock, used books, rare books and new books find all books by stephen leacock and compare prices. Stephen butler leacock was the third child of eleven. Apr 29, 2015 but when the winners are this genderlopsided, its time to ask why. Each short story was unique and had truetolife situations and entertaining characters to whom readers of all ages can relate. Ten finalists for leacock medal for humour revealed orilliamatters. Drew hayden taylor finalist for stephen leacock memorial medal. Buy a cheap copy of literary lapses book by stephen leacock. In 1958, the stephen leacock memorial home on old brewery bay was opened to the public and declared a national monument in 1968. His lighthearted, bubbly diction impressed me all the way through the novel.1073 1347 1451 1528 1188 1453 1357 1357 291 180 1484 716 681 490 1362 525 987 1155 1179 297 286 1033 190 1541 107 143 557 936 189 932 748 1014 385 516 1368 1493 726