Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour

Given by Stephen Leacock Associates

Other Names: Stephen Leacock Award for Humour
192 Works 27,161 Books 1,089 Reviews ½ 3.7
All, Winner (70), Finalist (1), Shortlist (121)
All, 2020 (2), 2019 (1), 2018 (1), 2017 (1), 2016 (1), 2015 (1), 2014 (4), 2013 (4), 2012 (5), 2011 (5), 2010 (5), 2009 (4), 2008 (4), 2007 (3), 2006 (4), 2005 (4), 2004 (5), 2003 (4), 2002 (5), 2001 (4), 2000 (5), 1999 (5), 1998 (5), 1997 (5), 1996 (4), 1995 (5), 1994 (5), 1993 (4), 1992 (3), 1991 (4), 1990 (9), 1989 (6), 1988 (5), 1987 (5), 1986 (5), 1985 (4), 1984 (6), 1983 (4), 1982 (1), 1981 (1), 1980 (1), 1979 (1), 1978 (1), 1977 (1), 1976 (1), 1975 (1), 1974 (1), 1973 (1), 1972 (1), 1971 (1), 1970 (1), 1969 (1), 1968 (1), 1967 (1), 1966 (1), 1965 (1), 1964 (1), 1963 (1), 1962 (1), 1961 (1), 1960 (1), 1958 (1), 1957 (1), 1956 (1), 1955 (1), 1954 (1), 1953 (1), 1952 (1), 1951 (1), 1950 (1), 1949 (1), 1948 (1), 1947 (1)

Winner 70

Boy Wonders: A Memoir by Cathal Kelly2019
Gone to Pot by Jennifer Craig2018
Yiddish for Pirates by Gary Barwin2017
Republic Of Dirt by Susan Juby2016
No Relation by Terry Fallis2015
The Promised Land - a novel of Cape Breton by Bill Conall2014
Dance, Gladys, Dance (Nunatak First Fiction) by Cassie Stocks2013
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt2012
Practical Jean by Trevor Cole2011
Beyond Belfast: A 560-Mile Walk Across Northern Ireland on Sore Feet by Will Ferguson2010
The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis2008
Pitch Black by Arthur Black2006
Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw: Travels in Search of Canada by Will Ferguson2005
Village of the Small Houses: A Memoir of Sorts by Ian Ferguson2004
With Axe and Flask: The History of Persephone Township from Pre-Cambrian Times to the Present Day by Dan Needles2003
Happiness™️ by Will Ferguson2002
Vinyl Cafe Unplugged by Stuart McLean2001
Black Tie & Tales by Arthur Black2000
Home from the Vinyl Cafe by Stuart McLean1999
Barney's Version by Mordecai Richler1998
Black in the Saddle Again by Arthur Black1997
Letters from the country by Marsha Boulton1996
Fear of Frying and Other Fax Of Life by Josh Freed1995
Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast by Bill Richardson1994
Waiting for Aquarius and other columns by John Levesque1993
Prayers of a Very Wise Child by Roch Carrier1992
Writing in the Rain by Howard White1991
According to Jake and the Kid by W.O. Mitchell1990
Winter Tulips by Joseph Kertes1989
King Leary by Paul Quarrington1988
The Fencepost Chronicles by W. P. Kinsella1987
No Axe Too Small to Grind by Joey Slinger1986
Love is a long shot: A novel by Ted Allan1985
No Sex Please...We're Married by Gary Lautens1984
The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick by Morley Torgov1983
Gophers Don't Pay Taxes by M. Huston1982
Take My Family--Please! by Gary Lautens1981
Me Bandy, You Cissie by Donald Jack1980
True confections, or, How my family arranged my marriage by Sondra Gotlieb1979
Whirligig by Ernest Buckler1978
That far greater bay by Ray Guy1977
The Luck of the Irish by Harry J. Boyle1976
A Good Place to Come From by Morley Torgov1975
That's Me In The Middle by Donald Jack1974
Saturday night at the bagel factory, and other Montreal stories by Don Bell1973
Night We Stole the Mounties' Car by Max Braithwaite1972
The Boat Who Wouldn't Float by Farley Mowat1970
You're Only As Old As You Act by Stuart Douglas Trueman1969
And Now Here's Max by Max Ferguson1968
Needham's inferno by Richard John Needham1967
Nursery rhymes to be read aloud by young parents with old children by George Charles Stewart Bain1966
Gregory Clark War Stories by Gregory Clark1965
Homebrew and patches by Harry J. Boyle1964
Three Cheers for Me: Volume One of the Bandy Papers by Donald Jack1963
Jake and the Kid by W.O. Mitchell1962
Mice in the Beer by Norman Ward1961
Just Add Water and Stir by Pierre Berton1960
Girdle Me a Globe by Eric Nicol1958
The grass is never greener;: The hilarious adventures of a family in search of the perfect place to live by Robert Thomas Allen1957
Shall we Join the Ladies? by Eric Nicol1956
Leaven of Malice by Robertson Davies1955
Pardon my parka by Joan Suter Walker1954
The Battle of Baltinglass by Lawrence Earl1953
The Salt-box by Hilda Kay Grant1952
The roving I by Eric Nicol1951
Turvey by Earle Birney1950
Truthfully yours by Angéline Rose Hango1949
Sarah Binks by Paul G. Hiebert1948
Ojibway Melody by Harry Symons1947

Finalist 1

Shortlist 121

Molly of the Mall: Literary Lass & Purveyor of Fine Footwear (Nunatak First Fiction) by Heidi L.M. Jacobs2020
Crow by Amy Spurway2020
Fifty Shades of Black by Arthur Black2014
And Then There Were Nuns: Adventures in a Cloistered Life by Jane Christmas2014
The Son of a Certain Woman by Wayne Johnston2014
I'll Seize the Day Tomorrow by Jonathan Goldstein2013
Born Weird by Andrew Kaufman2013
Words to Live By by William Whitehead2013
On the Outside Looking Indian: How My Second Childhood Changed My Life by Rupinder Gill2012
Home to Woefield by Susan Juby2012
Happiness Economics by Shari Lapeña2012
Most of Me: Surviving My Medical Meltdown by Robyn Michele Levy2012
Toby: A Man by Todd Babiak2011
Up and Down by Terry Fallis2011
How To Do Everything: (From the Man Who Should Know: Red Green) by Red Green2011
Half Empty by David Rakoff2011
Corked: A Memoir by Kathryn Borel2010
The Curse of the Labrador Duck: My Obsessive Quest to the Edge of Extinction by Glen Chilton2010
The rock in the water by Bill Conall2010
Snow Job by William Deverell2010
Kill All the Judges by William Deverell2009
Kiss the Joy as it Flies by Sheree Fitch2009
Uproar by Jack MacLeod2009
In the Land of Long Fingernails: A Gravedigger in the Age of Aquarius by Charles Wilkins2009
The Gum Thief by Douglas Coupland2008
Spanish Fly by Will Ferguson2008
King John of Canada by Scott Gardiner2008
JPod by Douglas Coupland2007
The Passionate Gardener: Adventures of an Ardent Green Thumb by Des Kennedy2007
Cockeyed: A Memoir by Ryan Knighton2007
When My Mind Wanders It Brings Back Souvenirs by Gordon Kirkland2006
Wingfield's Hope: More Letters from Wingfield Farm by Dan Needles2006
Crazy About Lili by William Weintraub2006
Black & White And Read All Over by Arthur Black2005
Summer of Wonder: The Misguided Romance of Hap Fitzpatrick by Bob Collins2005
Miss Smithers by Susan Juby2005
Black Bird by Michel Basilieres2004
Stone Country: An Unauthorized History of Canada by George Bowering2004
Vinyl Cafe Diaries by Stuart McLean2004
Playing House by Patricia Pearson2004
Dogs, Houses, Gardens, Food & Other Addictions by Sondra Gotlieb2003
A Tourist's Guide to Glengarry by Ian McGillis2003
Stickler and Me by Morley Torgov2003
King Jerry by David Arnason2002
How to Be a Canadian by Will Ferguson2002
The Grim Pig by Charles Gordon2002
Waiting for Gertrude: A Graveyard Gothic by Bill Richardson2002
Last Resort by Linwood Barclay2001
Play the Monster Blind by Lynn Coady2001
The Phoenix Lottery by Allan Stratton2001
Luther Corhern's Salmon Camp Chronicles by Herb Curtis2000
Housebroken: Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Dad by David Eddie2000
Justice is Blind - and Her Dog Just Peed in My Cornflakes by Gordon Kirkland2000
Before the Flood: The Biblical Flood as a Real Event and How It Changed the Course of Civilization by Ian Wilson2000
The Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Wayne Johnston1999
Virtual Freedom by Sean Kane1999
The Man from the Creeks by Robert Kroetsch1999
Understanding Ken by Pete McCormack1999
The Boy on the Back of the Turtle: Seeking God, Quince Marmalade, and the Fabled Albatross on Darwin's Islands by Paul Quarrington1998
Sandra Shamas: A Trilogy of Performances by Sandra Shamas1998
Larry's Party by Carol Shields1998
Buying on Time by Antanas Sileika1998
Chump Change by David Eddie1997
The Garden Club and the Kumquat Campaign: A Novel by Des Kennedy1997
Bachelor brothers' bedside companion by Bill Richardson1997
Summer of My Amazing Luck by Miriam Toews1997
Flatbush Odyssey: A Journey Through the Heart of Brooklyn by Allen Abel1996
The Winter Helen Dropped By by W. P. Kinsella1996
Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast Pillow Book by Bill Richardson1996
Put Up and Shut Up by Aislin1995
The Miss Hereford stories by Gail Anderson-Dargatz1995
Crazy about Gardening: Humorous Reflections on the by Des Kennedy1995
Musgrave landing : musings on the writing life by Susan Musgrave1995
Black by Popular Demand: More Wit and Whimsy by Arthur Black1994
How to Be Not Too Bad : A Canadian Guide to Superior Behaviour by Charles Gordon1994
Selected Columns from Canadian Living by Peter Gzowski1994
The Black Bonspiel of Willie MacCrimmon by W.O. Mitchell1994
Good Bones by Margaret Atwood1993
The Mother Zone: Love, Sex, and Laundry in the Modern Family by Marni Jackson1993
If It's a Jungle Out There, Why Do I Have to Mow the Lawn? by Joey Slinger1993
Miss You Like Crazy by Eliza Clark1992
Box Socials by W. P. Kinsella1992
Quantity Time by Roy MacGregor1991
Roses Are Difficult Here by W.O. Mitchell1991
St. Farb's Day by Morley Torgov1991
That old Black magic by Arthur Black1990
Spinner's Inlet by Don Hunter1990
Miss Hobbema Pageant by W. P. Kinsella1990
Great Musgrave by Susan Musgrave1990
Letters from Wingfield Farm by Dan Needles1990
Dickens of the Mounted by Eric Nicol1990
Whale Music by Paul Quarrington1990
Chilcotin and Beyond by Paul St. Pierre1990
Close Encounters by Christie Blatchford1989
The Dead Pull Hitter by Alison Gordon1989
A trip around Lake Ontario by David McFadden1989
Hope springs eternal by Edward Phillips1989
Married Love: A Vulgar Entertainment ✓ by Kent Thompson1989
Back to black : art, cinema & the racial imaginary by Arthur Black1988
An Avalanche of Ocean: The Life and Times of a Nova Scotia Immigrant by Lesley Choyce1988
The Honorary Patron by Jack Hodgins1988
The parrot who could: And other stories by Robin Skelton1988
Spectator sports by Christie Blatchford1987
Living It up and Down by Allan Edmonds1987
Capitol Offences: Dr. Foth Meets Uncle Sam by Allan Fotheringham1987
The U.S. or us : what's the difference, eh? by Eric Nicol1987
The Governor General's bunny hop & other reports from the nation's capital by Charles Gordon1986
Wife of ...: An Irreverent Account of Life in Powertown by Sondra Gotlieb1986
This Dear and Fine Country by Ray Guy1986
The Life of Hope by Paul Quarrington1986
Dazzled : a novel by John Gray1985
Hailstorms and Hoop Snakes by Ted Stone1985
The Salvation of Yasch Siemens by Armin Wiebe1985
Me Too by Donald Jack1984
Canadide: A patriotic satire by Eric Nicol1984
Smith and Other Events: Tales of the Chilcotin by Paul H. St. Pierre1984
Home Game by Paul Quarrington1984
Shakespeare's Dog by Leon Rooke1984
Stretchmarks by Aislin1983
Malice in Blunderland by Allan Fotheringham1983
Don't Let Them Smell The Lobsters Cooking: The Lighter Side Of Growing Up In The Maritimes Long Ago by Stuart Douglas Trueman1983


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