Humour in Literature

Humour in literature plays several roles. It catches the reader's attention, surprises with its novel approach, generates interest in the characters and plot and engenders empathy when it provides descriptions and experiences that the reader can identify with.

There are two major awards for literary humour - the Thurber Award, named after American humourist James Thurber, and the Leacock Award named after Canadian humourist and personality Stephen Leacock.


Among the readers who especially appreciate literary humour is former mayor and alderman Ken Boshcoff who has donated to the Thunder Bay Public Library in order to support a good collection of humour books on our shelves for everyone's' enjoyment.


Click on the prizes below to access a list of great books to take home and enjoy ! .Or check out the e-books at CloudLibrary .




                 LEACOCK TITLES



               THURBER TITLES 


Ken Boshcoff recommends Indians on Vacation, the 2022 Leacock Award Winner.