Friday, October 07, 2011

[Awards] 2011 Thurber Prize for American Humor

Half Empty by David Rakoff was announced as the winner of the 2011 Thurber Prize for American Humor on October 3, 2011. More about the winner.

About the Thurber Prize:

"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 submitted for a prize year had to have been published the prior year.

The winner is announced at a special awards ceremony at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City where James Thurber once lived. The winner of the prize receives $5,000 and then is the guest entertainment for the annual December Thurber Birthday Gala."

Click here to view past winners.

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