Undoubtedly, the Diagram Prize is one of the more outlandish literary awards out there. Originally intended as a bit of levity during the serious business of the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year is awarded annually by The Bookseller, a British trade magazine. Leave it to those Brits to concoct this bit of maniacal malarkey. Even better, leave it to a Kate to come up with one of the best titles out of 30 years of winners!
To give you an idea of the tough competition, here is a sampling of some of my favorite Diagram-winning titles: