With the Roald Dahl Funny Prize having passed away (I hope it died laughing, at least), prizes for humorous fiction are as scarce as a thoughtful tweet from a presidential candidate. For now, though, the Thurber Prize for American Humor continues to throw a cartoon bone to authors who labor long and hard to make us laugh. The winner, below, was announced last night during a ceremony at Carolines on Broadway in New York.
Dear Committee Members, by Julie Schumacher
(For the record, my prediction—Roz Chast’s Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?—was dead wrong. Apologies and congratulations to Ms. Schumacher.)