THURBER PRIZE FOR AMERICAN HUMOR

The Thurber Prize for American Humor is the highest recognition of the art of humor writing in the United States. A panel of national judges selects the three finalists from seven or eight semi-finalists. The three finalists are required to attend the awards ceremony in Columbus, Ohio, where the winner is announced. The winner receives $5,000 and a commemorative plaque.
 

Submissions are closed for the 2018 Thurber Prize for American Humor. Please check back for finalist announcements.
 

JUDGES FOR THE 2018 THURBER PRIZE

Harrison Scott Key, winner of the 2016 Thurber Prize for his book, The World's Largest Man.

Mary Norris, 2016 Thurber Prize finalist for her book, You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen.

Laurie Notaro, 2009 Thurber Prize finalist for her book, The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death.

 
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The Thurber Prize for American Humor is made possible by the Greater Columbus Arts Council
and an anonymous family fund of The Columbus Foundation.

 

Click here for a list of past Thurber Prize winners and finalists.

Thanks to an anonymous fund of The Columbus Foundation and to the Greater Columbus Arts Council for support of this program.