Monthly Archives: April 2011

Practical Jean wins the 2011 Leacock Medal for Humour

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It happened in the Mariposa Inn in Orillia, the centre of all things Leacockian. A large bust of Stephen Leacock himself sat prominently on the stage before a big, ornate room filled with a jovial group of literature lovers. These are people who appreciate a chuckle as much as a well-turned… Read more »

Practical Jean nominated for the 2011 Leacock Medal

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On Friday, April 1 — that’s April Fool’s day — the shortlist for the 2011 Leacock Medal for humour was announced, and there was Practical Jean. Thrilled? You bet! This is an award I’ve been thinking about ever since one of my literary heros, Paul Quarrington, won for his novel… Read more »