Thurber House is closed for Thanksgiving from Wednesday, November 22 through Sunday, November 26. We will resume normal hours on Monday, November 27.
A gathering place for readers, writers, and Thurber enthusiasts of all ages.
Celebrating the written word for the education and entertainment of the broadest possible audience and continuing the legacy of James Thurber. Our programs include the Thurber Prize for American Humor, the only such recognition of humor writing in the country; a month-long residency for writers of children's literature; author readings; writing classes for children and adults; and a museum of Thurber memorabilia. Thurber House is a unique national treasure.
Join Us for the 2017 Thurber Birthday Gala!
The annual Thurber Birthday Gala shines the spotlight on the previous year's winner of the celebrated Thurber Prize for American Humor. This year's featured speaker is Harrison Scott Key, winner of the 2016 Thurber Prize for his memoir, The World's Largest Man. For a night of good friends, good fun, and award-winning humor, the Thurber Birthday Gala is the place to be!
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Thurber Prize for American Humor Awarded
The winner of the 2017 Thurber Prize
for American Humor is TREVOR NOAH!
At a ceremony at Carolines on Broadway in New York City on October 2, 2017, Trevor Noah was awarded the 2017 Thurber Prize for American Humor for his memoir, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood.
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