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Three women named as finalists to Thurber Prize

The Thurber House, who sponsor the Thurber Prize named after cartoonist and writer James Thurber, has announced this year’s three finalists. They are New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, actress-writer Annabelle Gurwitch and novelist Julie Schumacher. With three women in the running, the award will go to a woman for the first time in its nearly 20 year history. The award will be presented at a ceremony in New York City on September 28.

From the New York Times:

Thurber Prize judges have made it official: Women are funny, too.

Nearly 20 years after its founding, the all-male winners’ circle for the Thurber Prize for American Humor is finally changing.

New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, actress-writer Annabelle Gurwitch and novelist Julie Schumacher were the finalists announced Monday by organizers of the $5,000 prize.

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#1 Matti
December/27/2015
@ 10:04 pm

We need a lot more inihsgts like this!

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