Congratulations to Julie Schumacher, who has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Thurber Prize for American Humor for her novel Dear Committee Members. Other finalists include New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, author of Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? and actress-writer Annabelle Gurwitch, author of I See You Made An Effort. The Thurber Prize for American Humor is the only recognition of the art of humor writing in the United States. The winner of the $5,000 prize will be announced at a ceremony held in New York City on September 28 at Caroline’s Comedy Club.
Julie Schumacher Selected as Finalist for 2015 Thurber Prize for American Humor
By Tim Cheng | August 25 2015 | Business & EconomicsHumanities & Social Sciences
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