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 the highest recognition of humor writing in the United States. A panel of national judges selects three finalists from seven or eight semi-finalists. The winner receives $5,000 and a commemorative plaque.

Previously held in New York City, the Thurber Prize returns to its hometown roots—Columbus, Ohio—in 2018. Guests will be entertained during a spectacular evening of humor with the three award finalists, culminating with the announcement of the winner of the 2018 Thurber Prize for American Humor. This red carpet event will be emceed by John Kenney, the 2014 Prize winner for his hilarious novel, Truth in Advertising. The Thurber Prize will be held on December 5, 2018.

 
 
 

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