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Thomas King wins 2020 Leacock Medal

Friday, Jun 04, 2021 at 4:33pm

Thomas King is the winner of the 2020 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour for his novel Indians on Vacation, published last year by HarperCollins Publishers. Along with the medal itself, he has received a prize of $15,000. 

The two runners-up were Joseph Kertes for his novel Last Impressions and Murray Morgan for his novel Dirty Birds.

Congratulations, Mr. King!

For more information on the Leacock Medal for Humour you can visit Leacock.ca.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Humour

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Indians on Vacation

- by Thomas King

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A #1 Indie bestseller and a Canadian bestseller for 22 weeks, the brilliant latest novel from one of Canada's foremost authors

Inspired by a handful of postcards sent nearly a hundred years ago, Bird and Mimi attempt to trace long-lost uncle Leroy and the family medicine bundle he took with him to Europe.


"I'm sweaty and sticky. My ears are still popping from the descent into Vaclav Havel. My sinuses ache. My stomach is upset. My mouth is a sewer. I roll over and bury my face in a pillow. Mimi snuggles down beside me with no regard for my distress.


'My god,' she whispers, 'can it get any better?'"


 By turns witty, sly and poignant, this is the unforgettable tale of one couple's holiday in Europe, where their wanderings through its famous capitals reveal a complicated history, both personal and political.