THURBER PRIZE FOR AMERICAN HUMOR
2019 FINALISTS

The Thurber Prize for American Humor is one of the highest recognitions of humor writing in the United States. A panel of national judges selects three finalists from nine semi-finalists. The winner receives $5,000 and a commemorative plaque. The 2019 Thurber Prize for American Humor will be awarded on October 23, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio during a spectacular evening of humor with the top finalists.


 
 

JUDGES FOR THE 2019 THURBER PRIZE

 
Jenny Allen

Jenny Allen

Helen Ellis

Helen Ellis

Patricia Lockwood

Patricia Lockwood

Jenny Allen, finalist for the 2018 Thurber Prize for Would Everybody Please Stop?: Reflections on Life and Other Bad Ideas.

Helen Ellis, humorist and author of the national bestseller, American Housewife.

Patricia Lockwood, 2018 Thurber Prize winner for Priestdaddy.

 
 
 
 

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