The Ibis wins! David Cohen snares The Russell Prize for Humour Writing 2019 from an amazing shortlist including books by Trent Dalton, Tony Martin, Helen Razer and Tracy Sorenson.
The Hunter and Other Stories of Men, stands out for its original, imaginative narratives, its assured evocative style, the obvious warmth of the narrator for all his flawed characters, and most of all, for its sustained comic vision, all of which made it our winner. Good comic writers might challenge us on our foolishness, but they always include themselves as The Fool. Cohen’s wry voice let’s us know, yes, we are all a little mad, but let’s kick on anyway. Judges, The Russell Prize for Humour Writing 2019