Leacock Medal 1958 - Eric Nicol



1958 must have been a good year for Eric Nicol.  By then, the humorist and writer was a well-established and popular newspaper columnist; he was firmly settled in his beloved Vancouver; he had the means to travel for many months at a time,

 and his new book, Girdle Me A Globe, had brought him a Leacock Medal for Humour for the third time in less than a decade.  He became the first person to have earned the honour that many times and would remain the only three-time winner for decades.