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Wow… Up and Down a Leacock Medal Finalist

I’m still catching my breath from the news today that Up and Down has been named a finalist for the 2013 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. What a thrill to be amongst such talented and funny writers as Jonathon Goldstein, Andrew Kaufman, Cassie Stocks and William Whitehead. Some of you may already know how I feel about the Leacock Medal because it comes up quite often when I talk about my writing life. But for those of you who may not know, I have always felt that I became a writer on April 30, 2008 when my name was miraculously produced as the winner of the 2008 Leacock Medal. My life as a writer turned on that moment. Now, with Up and Down joining my first two novels as Leacock Medal finalists, well, I’m just so honoured and filled with gratitude. It’s as simple as that.




3 responses to “Wow… Up and Down a Leacock Medal Finalist”

  1. Bernard W Martin says:

    I read Fallis first book ‘The Best Laid Plans’ and I thought it was excellent and funny.
    I was so impressed I bought his second book, ” The High Road’. The subject, neglected infrastructure is important for both the US and Canada.

    It would be very worthwhile to send a copy of ‘The High Road’ to the American Society of Civil Engineers, contributing editor Ray Bert of the Civil Engineer monthly magazine. There are more than 100,000 members who would be very interested.
    If you need the address send me an email,

    Bernard W Martin PE., PEng., FASCE
    212 465 5516

  2. Terry Fallis says:

    Many thanks, Bernard.

  3. […] was honoured to be a finalist again this year for Up and Down. But I was very happy for Cassie Stocks. Write on, […]

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