Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year

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Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year (Bookseller og Diagram Groups pris for årets mærkeligste bogtitel) er en humoristisk litteraturpris, der er uddelt årligt siden 1978. Prisuddelingen organiseres af det engelske Bookseller Magazine og er opkaldt efter firmaet Diagram Group fra London.

Uddelingen begyndte som en spøg i forbindelse med Frankfurt-bogmessen i 1978, men blev straks gjort til en fast tradition af Bookseller Magazine, der indtil 2000 brugte et indbudt panel til at finde årets vinder, men herefter blev det bladets læsere, der stemmer på forslagene og dermed er ansvarlige for at finde vinderen.

I 2008 udpegede man den mest mærkelige titel i prisens 30-årige historie, og valget til denne specialpris kaldet "Diagram of Diagrams" faldt på Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers redigeret af Derek Willan, der vandt den årlige pris i 1996.

Vindere af prisen[redigér | redigér wikikode]

År Titel Forfatter/redaktør Forlag Noter
1978 Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice Flere forskellige University of Tokyo Press Studier af brugen af pelsløse laboratoriemus.[1]
1979 The Madam as Entrepreneur: Career Management in House Prostitution Barbara Sherman Heyl Transaction Press Om at arbejde inden for prostitution.
1980 The Joy of Chickens Dennis Nolan Prentice Hall Om hønseracer.[2]
1981 Last Chance at Love – Terminal Romances Flere forskellige Pinnacle Press
1982 Population and Other Problems: Family Planning, Housing 1,000 million, Labour Employment Various authors China National Publications Om Folkerepublikken Kinas demografi.
1983 The Theory of Lengthwise Rolling A. I. Tselikov, G. S. Nikitin and S. E. Rokotyan Mir Publishers Om valsning som teknik inden for metalarbejde.
1984 The Book of Marmalade: Its Antecedents, Its History, and Its Role in the World Today Anne Wilson Constable Om marmeladens historie.[3]
1985 Natural Bust Enlargement with Total Power: How to Increase the other 90% of Your Mind to Increase the Size of Your Breasts Donald L. Wilson Westwood Publishing Company Om brystforstørrelse gennem positiv tænkning.[4]
1986 Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality Glenn C. Ellenbogen Brunner/Mazel Humoristiske og parodiske artikler om psykiatri.[5]
1987 (ingen uddeling)
1988 Versailles: The View From Sweden Elaine Dee and Guy Walton University of Chicago Press Katalog til en udstilling på Cooper-Hewitt Museum om indflydelsen af fransk barok and klassicisme på design i samtidens Sverige.[6]
1989 How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art Kathleen Meyer Ten Speed Press Om ansvarlig behandling af ens kropslige affaldsstoffer i vildmarksområder.[7]
1990 Lesbian Sadomasochism Safety Manual Pat Califia Lace Publications En vejledning om BDSM og sikker sex.[8]
1991 (ingen uddeling)
1992 How to Avoid Huge Ships John W. Trimmer Cornwell Maritime Press Råd til fritidsbådssejlere om farerne ved sejlrender.
1993 American Bottom Archaeology Charles J. Bareis and James W. Porter University of Illinois Press Fuld titel: American Bottom Archaeology: A Summary of the FAI-270 Project Contribution to the Culture History of the Mississippi River Valley.[9]
1994 Highlights in the History of Concrete C. C. Stanley British Cement Association Om betonens historie.[10]
1995 Reusing Old Graves: A Report on Popular British Attitudes Douglas Davies and Alastair Shaw Shaw & Son Om genbrug af gamle gravsteder.[11]
1996 Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers Derek Willan Hellenic Philatelic Society Stempelnumre i det græske postvæsen.[12]
1997 The Joy of Sex: Pocket Edition Alex Comfort Mitchell Beazley Paperback-udgave af The Joy of Sex.
1998 Developments in Dairy Cow Breeding: New Opportunities to Widen the Use of Straw Gareth Williams Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust
1999 Weeds in a Changing World: British Crop Protection Council Symposium Proceedings No. 64 Charles H. Stirton British Crop Protection Council
2000 High Performance Stiffened Structures IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers) Professional Engineering Publishing Om stivhed inden for ingeniørvidenskab.
2001 Butterworths Corporate Manslaughter Service Gerard Forlin Butterworths Om firmaers ansvar for drab.
2002 Living with Crazy Buttocks Kaz Cooke Penguin US/Australia Humoristiske beskrivelser om samtidens kultur, herunder om kvinders syn på deres kroppe og andre emner.[13]
2003 The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories Alisa Surkis and Monica Nolan Kensington Publishing Otte fortællinger udformet som parodi på stilen fra kulørte blade gennem forskellige tider, alle indeholdende lesbiske forhold og heste.[14]
2004 Bombproof Your Horse Rick Pelicano and Lauren Tjaden J A Allen Fuld titel: Bombproof Your Horse: Teach Your Horse to Be Confident, Obedient, and Safe, No Matter What You Encounter.[15]
2005 People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It Gary Leon Hill Red Wheel/Weiser Books Om ånder, der tager bolig i kroppe, som de ikke tilhører.[16]
2006 The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification Julian Montague Harry N. Abrams Om hvordan man identificerer bortkomne indkøbsvogne.[17]
2007 If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start with Your Legs "Big Boom" Simon & Schuster US En selvhjælpsbog skrevet af en man til glæde for kvinder.
2008 The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais Philip M. Parker Icon Group International Computer-dannede kombinationer af faste tekster og offentligt tilgængelige data.

Noter[redigér | redigér wikikode]

  1. Klein, Jen (8 July, 2005). "Book Reviews". Immunogenetics. http://www.springerlink.com/content/v531723021376j02/. Hentet 30 March, 2009. 
  2. "Mantex Newsletter - Issue 35". Mantex.co.. October 2000. http://www.mantex.co.uk/news/news-35.htm. Hentet 9th October, 2009. 
  3. Rickett, p. 38-39
  4. Rickett, p. 88-89
  5. Bent, Horace (8th October, 2009). Baboon Metaphysics and Other Implausibly Titled Books. London: Aurum Press. pp. 16–17. ISBN 9781845134983. 
  6. Russell, John (4 March, 1988). "Art: Versailles Palace In Swedish Perspective". New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/1988/03/04/arts/art-versailles-palace-in-swedish-perspective.html. Hentet 30 March, 2009. 
  7. Rickett, p. 94-95
  8. Rickett, p. 78
  9. Rickett, p. 90
  10. Rickett, p. 24-25
  11. Rickett, p. 66-67
  12. Rickett, p. 34-35
  13. "Australian Humour > Living with Crazy Buttocks". http://www.bookworm.com.au/Shopper/Item.aspx?id=Living-with-Crazy-Buttocks-9780140297232&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1. Hentet 30 March, 2009. 
  14. Simon, Anna (7 November 2002). "Review: The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories". The Portland Mercury 3 (No.23). http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/Content?oid=27915&category=22148. Hentet 30 March, 2009. 
  15. Rickett, p. 46-47
  16. "Interview with Gary Leon Hill, author of People who Don't Know They're Dead". Pagan New Network. http://www.pagannews.com/glh.shtml. Hentet 30 March, 2009. 
  17. Rickett, p. 26-27