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.
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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