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Diagram Prize Shortlist for Oddest Book Title Announced

Now in its 38th year, The Bookseller‘s Diagram Prize honors books, not for the strength of their content, but for the oddness of their titles (though that’s not to say the two are mutually exclusive). The prize’s administrator, Horace Bent, refers to this year’s shortlist as “one of the strongest in living memory.” Winners are chosen by public vote, so take a look at the nominees and pick your favorite today!

Behind the BinocularsBehind the Binoculars: Interviews with Acclaimed Birdwatchers, by Mark Avery and Keith Betton

Paper Folding with Children, by Alice Hornecke

Reading from Behind: A Cultural History of the Anus, by Jonathan Allan

Reading the Liver: Papyrological Texts on Ancient Greek Extispicy, by William Furley and Victor Gysembergh

Soviet Bus Stops, by Christopher Herwig

Too Naked for the Nazis, by Alan Stafford

Transvestite Vampire Biker Nuns from Outer Space: A Consideration of Cult Film, by Mark Kirwan-Hayhoe




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Sarah Grant is the Marketing Associate for Booklist. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Grant.

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