THE THURBER PRIZE FOR AMERICAN HUMOR

Trevor Noah (2017 Thurber Prize Winner) and Rosemary Thurber, James Thurber’s Daughter

Trevor Noah (2017 Thurber Prize Winner) and Rosemary Thurber, James Thurber’s Daughter

Awarded annually, the Thurber Prize for American Humor is one of the highest recognitions of humor writing in the United States. A panel of national judges selects three finalists from eight or nine semi-finalists. The winner receives $5,000 and a commemorative plaque.

Previously held in New York City, the Thurber Prize returned to its hometown roots—Columbus, Ohio—beginning in 2018. During this annual event, guests are entertained with a spectacular evening of humor featuring the three award finalists, culminating with the announcement of the winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor.

 
 
 

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