The new year means a new Thurber Prize for American Humor, and Thurber House is now accepting entries for the 2013 prize. Books published in 2012 are eligible for entry.
Started in 1997, the Thurber Prize is the only recognition of the art of humor writing in the United States. Past winners have included Calvin Trillin, David Rakoff, Christopher Buckley, Ian Frazier, David Sedaris, and many others – check out the complete list of winners here.
The winner will be announced on September 30 at an event at Caroline’s Comedy Club on Broadway in New York City. Prize winners receive $5,000 and a commemorative plaque, along with an invitation to visit Columbus, Ohio (Thurber House will pay your airfare and hotel) and speak at a special ticketed event.
The judges for the 2013 prize are: Laurie Notaro, two-time Thurber Prize finalist; Nate DiMeo, 2012 Thurber Prize finalist; and Lisa Birnbach, co-author of The Official Preppy Handbook and True Prep: It’s a Whole New Old World.
Entries are due by Monday, April 1, 2013. More information, guidelines, and the prize application are available on our website.