FEBRUARY 24 2012 18:09h
Finalists announced for odd title prize
Horace Bent, diarist for the magazine The Bookseller and custodian of the Diagram Prize, which is given annually to books with strange titles, said this year's finalists include Saiyuud Diwong's "Cooking with Poo," which refers both to the author's nickname and the Thai word for "crab," The Daily Telegraph reported Friday.
Other entries include "A Century of Sand Dredging in the Bristol Channel: Volume Two," by Peter Grosson; "Estonian Sock Patterns All Around the World," by Aino Praakli; "The Great Singapore Penis Panic: And the Future of American Mass Hysteria," by Scott Mendelson, and "Mr. Andoh's Pennine Diary Memoirs of a Japanese Chicken Sexer in 1935 Hebden Bridge," by Stephen Curry and Takayoshi Andoh.
LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A British magazine said finalists for a prize given to books with bizarre titles include "Cooking with Poo" and "Estonian Sock Patterns All Around the World."