COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio-based nonprofit named for humorist James Thurber has announced the finalists for the country’s top humor writing prize.
Thurber House, the boyhood home of Thurber, serves as a literary center and museum in Columbus.
Each year, it awards the Thurber Prize for American Humor. Comedian Trevor Noah won last year for “Born a Crime,” his memoir about growing up in South Africa.
This year’s finalists are Jenny Allen, author of the essay collection “Would Everybody Please Stop? Reflections on Life and Other Bad Ideas”; John Hodgman, author of the collection of true stories, “Vacationland”; and Patricia Lockwood, author of “Priestdaddy,” her memoir about having a married Roman Catholic priest for a father.
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The 2018 winner will be announced Dec. 5 in Columbus.