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People Who Don't Know They're Dead Pipped at the Post by Greek Rural Postmen

The Diagram of Diagrams, odd book titles’ equivalent to the Best of the Booker, has been announced, with Greek Rural Postmen and their Cancellation Numbers edging out People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It and How to Avoid Huge Ships (“Greek postmen win oddest book title prize,” by Alison Flood, The Guardian).

The author of the winning title has not yet been notified, according to Philip Stone of The Bookseller, the award’s sponsor:

“There’s no prize but the boost in sales is surely prize enough,” Stone said. “When we announced our last shortlist, sales increased by 1,000%, from one copy sold in the two weeks previously to ten afterwards.”



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Keir Graff is Executive Editor of Booklist Publications and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix (2011). Follow him on Twitter at @Booklist_Keir.

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