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 highest recognition of humor writing in the country; month-long residencies for writers of adult and children's literature; author readings; writing classes for children and adults; and a museum of James Thurber memorabilia. Thurber House is a unique national treasure.
THE 2018 THURBER PRIZE FOR AMERICAN HUMOR
Thurber House is pleased to announce that the Thurber Prize for American Humor, the highest recognition of humor writing in the United States, will return to Columbus, Ohio in a gala event on December 5, 2018!
Guests will be entertained during a spectacular evening of humor with the three award finalists, culminating with the announcement of the winner of the 2018 Thurber Prize for American Humor. This red carpet event will be emceed by John Kenney, the 2014 Prize winner for his hilarious novel, Truth in Advertising.