Odd title prize
The Diagram Prize has given its annual award for the “oddest” book title to Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes by Daina Taimina.
The prize winner, Daina Taimina, is a mathematician who uses crochet to illustrate the properties of hyperbolic planes.
The prize which has been in operation since 1978 is run by The Bookseller. This year had the greatest number of entries for the award since its inception. Mr Horace Bent, administrator of the prize said judges had to be “ruthless” in order to get a shortlist this year.
Another contender for this year’s prize was Afterthoughts Of A Worm Hunter by David Crompton, which is thought to not have sold a single copy in the UK or US.
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