Thurber Prize for American Humor 2017 Finalists Announced
Thurber House has announced the three finalists for the 2017 Thurber Prize for American Humor. The award will be presented at a ceremony at Carolines on Broadway in New York on October 2. The host for the event will be John Kenney, the 2014 Thurber Prize for American Humor winner for his book, Truth in Advertising, and a 2016 Thurber judge.
The finalists are: Trevor Noah for Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Spiegel & Grau); Ken Pisani for Amp'd (St. Martin's Press); and Aaron Thier for Mr. Eternity (Bloomsbury USA). Joe Blundo, Ian Frazier, and Julie Schumacher will serve as judges.