LEACOCK AWARD FOR HUMOUR ANNOUNCED

Jun 04, 2021

By Christine Ross

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Celebrated author Thomas King of Guelph is this year’s winner of the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour.

King, of Greek and Cherokee descent, was awarded the $15,000 prize for his anti-travelogue, Indians on Vacation.

It follows a Canadian couple on a mission across Europe to recover a family medicine bundle.

Named after famed Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock, the prize is awarded annually for the best book in Canadian literary humour.

Organizers say King and 2020 winner Heidi Jacobs will be belatedly celebrated at a gala dinner later this year in Orillia after the festivities were cancelled by the pandemic.

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