The Thurber Prize recognizes American humor writing. The prize is given to the author and publisher of an outstanding humor book. It began in 1996 as a biennial award. However, beginning in 2004, the awards will be given annually. The Thurber House, a non-profit literary center in Columbus, the hometown of American humorist James
, grants the awards.
Entries are sent to The Thurber House by April Fool’s Day. A steering committee reviews the entries and sends them to a national panel of judges who are also humor writers.
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