Thursday, May 1, 2008

Self-published novelist wins Leacock

Orillia, Ont. — Terry Fallis, author of the self-published novel The Best Laid Plans, was named the winner Wednesday of the annual Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour.

It's the first book by the co-founder of Thornley Fallis, a Toronto public relations firm.

“You have certainly made a weekend writer feel like a bona fide novelist today,” Fallis told a luncheon audience.

The Best Laid Plans centres on a reluctant political candidate who agrees to run in a federal election based on the fact that he is certain to lose. Angus McLintock accepts the task with the proviso that he won't campaign, give interviews, use lawn signs or even be in the country during the election campaign.

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