2018 Thurber Prize Finalists

Is your forehead sore from the endless barrage of head-smacking news? Treat the injury with a dose of humor! The Thurber Prize for American Humor is awarded every year to writers who challenge themselves to find the funny and enable us to live life laughing. Finalists were announced today and we here at Booklist are excited about all three. The winner will be announced December 5 at the the annual gala for Thurber House, at the Columbus Athenaeum in Columbus, Ohio.

Priestdaddy, by Patricia Lockwood

Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches, by John Hodgman

Would Everybody Please Stop? Reflections on Life and Other Bad Ideas, by Jenny Allen



About the Author:

Michael Ruzicka, Office Manager, was raised in suburban Los Angeles, received a BA in Creative Writing/Poetry at UC Santa Cruz, then moved to Birmingham, AL, where he spent five years owning an independent bookstore and earned an MLIS. He has brought his librarian skills to Vanderbilt’s Television News Archive, Battle Ground Academy, The Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Michael is very excited to be a part of Booklist and call Chicago his home.

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