The Thurber Prize for American Humor is one of the highest recognitions of the art of humor writing in the United States. It is presented annually to one author of exceptional humor writing. A panel of national judges selects three finalists from eight or nine semi-finalists. The winner receives $5,000 and a commemorative plaque.
We invite you to join us for the 2019 Thurber Prize for American Humor. This hilarious red carpet event is held in James Thurber’s hometown of Columbus, Ohio. The three Thurber Prize finalists will all read from their nominated books, and at the close of the event, the winner will be announced and presented with the 2019 Thurber Prize for American Humor. This is the event of the year—don’t miss it!