by Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 4 March 2013

The shortlist for The Diagram Prize – which awards the oddest book title of the year by popular vote — is out and there are six nominees on it. So, what is more odd: the fact that a competition to find the oddest title actually exists, or that these book titles are really quite odd? Still, we can’t say we didn’t see the chortles coming, so do brace yourself for some pretty audacious stuff. Our favourite’s the rather succinct but ponderful ‘Was Hitler Ill?’