Thurber Prize for American Humor
Started in 1997, 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 published in 2012 are eligible to be submitted for the 2013 Thurber Prize.
The winner was announced at an event at Caroline's Comedy Club on Broadway in New York City on September 30, 2013. The winner of the prize receives $5,000 and a commemorative plaque, and then is a guest for a ticketed event in Columbus, Ohio the following year.