Writers Shamelessly Pursue Nobel Literature Prize Nomination

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Best-Selling authors Geoff Hoff and Steve Mancini have started a grass roots campaign to be nominated for a Nobel Prize in Literature.

Best-Selling Authors Geoff Hoff and Steve Mancini

...we have influenced literally tens of people world wide, who, on occasion, send us gin, ermine skins and an occasional restraining order.

Joseph Coaler Productions announced today that they are starting a grass roots campaign to have Geoff Hoff and Steve Mancini be write-in nominees for a Nobel Prize in Literature.

There are plenty of mysteries in life: Did Oswald act alone? Is there a monster cruising the depths of Loch Ness? And, the biggest mystery of all... how the heck do you win a Nobel Prize in Literature? Geoff Hoff and Steve Mancini, authors of the best-selling book, Weeping Willow Volume One: Welcome to River Bend, have done a little digging and discovered there's a "committee" somewhere in Sweden who nominates authors for the illustrious prize. But they haven't ever nominated Hoff and Mancini.

"That's probably because they've never heard of us," Mancini said. "I mean we're wildly popular in a very, very, very select group of society." Hoff added, "What he means is that we have influenced literally tens of people world wide, who, on occasion, send us gin, ermine skins and an occasional restraining order."

But that's not going to deter these writers, who are determined to get a ground swell of support from the public to help get them nominated. They've started a campaign to get the ball rolling. "Well," said Mancini, "what we've actually done is, well, we've started a campaign to, sorry about the cliche, get the ball rolling." Hoff nodded, started to say something, then thought better of it.

They've built a website, http://www.NobelPrizeInLiterature.com, where visitors can find information about the campaign and support their cause by writing to the Nobel Prize Committee and requesting Hoff and Mancini be added to their list of nominees. Is this the first time anybody has ever petitioned the NPC to be nominated for a prize? "As far as I know," said Hoff, "yes. Absolutely. I think. It's time to let the little guy have his day, get his due." "Then we'll be part of that exclusive club, too," added Mancini.

The nomination process opens in September and ends in February, so Hoff and Mancini are launching this at the perfect time, says them. "This way, we have a good few months for people to inundate Sweden with their requests to get us on the ballot," Hoff said. Why do these authors feel they deserve such a prestigious honor? "Why not?" said Mancini. "Faulkner won and he's a hack." To which Hoff responded, "Faulkner's not a hack, Steve."

Can the power of the Internet create Nobel Prize winning authors out of Hoff and Mancini? "God, I sure hope so," said Mancini, "I've already ordered my vanity plate."

Geoff Hoff and Steve Mancini can be reached through Joseph Coaler Productions at press(at)nobelprizeinliterature(dot)com or (310) 203-1548

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