ORILLIA, Ont. - Terry Fallis is once again in contention for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour.

The two-time winner was named to the short list for the 2016 prize on Friday for his fifth novel "Poles Apart" (McClelland & Stewart)

The Toronto novelist won the prize last year for "No Relation," and first won the award in 2008 for his political satire novel "The Best Laid Plans," which was made into a CBC miniseries.

Nanaimo, B.C.-based author Susan Juby is in contention for "Republic of Dirt" (HarperCollins)

Dartmouth, N.S., native Sarah Mian rounds out the short list for her debut novel "When The Saints" (HarperCollins)

The Leacock Medal is awarded annually for the best book in Canadian literary humour, and is accompanied by a $15,000 prize from TD Financial Group.