Thurber Prize for American Humor

The Thurber Prize for American Humor, named after American humorist James Thurber, recognizes outstanding contributions in humor writing. The prize is given out by the Thurber House. It was first awarded irregularly, but since 2004 has been bestowed annually.

 

2010 selection

How I Became a Famous Novelist

Thurber Prize for American Humor 2010

by Steve Hely Grove Press, Black Cat (July 14, 2009)

What Pete Tarslaw wants is simple enough: a realistic amount of fame that will open new avenues of sexual opportunity; the kind of financial comfort that will allow him to spend his life pursuing hobbies such...


2008 selection

I Love You, Beth Cooper

Thurber Prize for American Humor 2008

by Larry Doyle HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Denis Cooverman wanted to say something really important in his high school graduation speech. So, in front of his 512 classmates and their 3,000 relatives, he announced: "I love you, Beth Cooper."

It would have...