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.


Thurber Prize for American Humor Awarded

Trevor Noah - Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Photo Credit: Kwaku Alston

Trevor Noah - Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
Photo Credit: Kwaku Alston

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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