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. The Prize returns to Columbus after several years in New York City. Guests will be entertained during a spectacular evening of humor culminating with the announcement of the 2018 winner of The Thurber Prize for American Humor. The winner receives $5,000 and a commemorative plaque.

 

THURBER HOUSE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE SEMI-FINALISTS FOR THE 2018 THURBER PRIZE:
 

 
 

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.



PAST THURBER PRIZE WINNERS

 
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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.