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Congrats to Trevor Cole on his Leacock Medal

I have a pretty good idea how Trevor Cole was feeling yesterday afternoon. He’d just won the 2011 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour in Orillia for his darkly hilarious novel, Practical Jean. (I still pinch myself every 20 minutes or so about my own win, and that was three years ago!) I’m thrilled for him and he deserves it. We met for the first time yesterday at the Leacock luncheon and I brought along my copy of Norman Bray, his first novel, which he kindly inscribed. I know what winning a Leacock Medal means to me, and what it’s done for my writing career, so I’m just delighted for Trevor. I’m looking forward to spending more time with him in the coming months (you know, to show him the Leacock ropes etc., etc.) and in particular, to appearing with him at the Leacock Summer Festival in July.

Congratulations Trevor, and enjoy every moment…

One response to “Congrats to Trevor Cole on his Leacock Medal”

  1. Terry,

    I had my fingers crossed for you! Ah well, there’s always 2013 (2014?) after the new one comes out…

    I heard Trevor on CBC a bit yesterday, and it does sound like a pretty dark novel. Might be right up my alley — I’ll have to give it a try.


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