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Thurber Prize for American Humor

The Thurber Prize for American Humor is the only recognition of the art of humor writing in the United States. A panel of national judges selects the three finalists from a selection of seven or eight semi-finalists. Books and eBooks published in 2014 are eligible for the 2015 Thurber Prize.

Each year, the winner is announced in New York City. The winner of the prize receives $5,000, a commemorative plaque, and is invited to Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio as a featured guest at a special event.

Congratulations to Julie Schumacher, winner of the 2015 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.