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Thurber Prize for American Humor

Click here for the 2016 Thurber Prize Guidelines (PDF)

Click here for the 2016 Thurber Prize Application (PDF)

With the support of the Greater Columbus Arts Council and a family foundation at The Columbus Foundation, the annual Thurber Prize for American Humor will be presented at a ceremony at Carolines on Broadway in New York City on Monday, September 26, 2016. The evening’s host will be Liza Donnelly, a 2014 Thurber finalist for her book Women on Men and a 2015 Thurber judge.

The Thurber Prize is to be conferred upon the author and publisher of the outstanding book of humor writing published in the United States between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015.

The Thurber Prize for American Humor is the nation's highest recognition of the art of humor writing. The award carries with it a $5,000 prize and a commemorative crystal plaque for the winning author. Three finalists will be announced in August 2016, and the winner will not be revealed until the September event at Carolines.

Three esteemed judges will decide the 2016 Thurber Prize for American Humor:

Click here to see the past winners of the Thurber Prize

 

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