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Debut Novelist John Kenney Wins Thurber Prize for American Humor - Posted October 1, 2014
Guest post written by Kelsey Manning (@kelseyMmanning) Before Thurber Prize winner John Kenney settled in to read a selection from his novel Truth in Advertising, h... [GalleyCat]

Audible Releases a Free Audiobook of 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' - Posted December 24, 2013
"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" has become one of the most beloved short stories written by humorist James Thurber. The story follows Walter Mitty "who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action." Ben Stiller s... [AllTwitter]

Dan Zevin Wins the 2013 Thurber Prize - Posted October 1, 2013
Dan Zevin, author of the comic memoir Dan Gets a Mini-Van: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad, has won the 2013 Thurber Prize for American Humor. He received $5,000 in prize money ... [GalleyCat]

2013 Thurber Prize Finalists Announced - Posted August 29, 2013
Three finalists have been picked for 2013 Thurber Prize for American Humor. The $5,000 prize, named after author James Thurber, honors an "outstanding book of humor writing" for the year. The finalists include Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel (Lunatic... [semanticweb.com]

2013 Thurber Prize Finalists Announced - Posted August 29, 2013
Three finalists have been picked for 2013 Thurber Prize for American Humor. The $5,000 prize, named after author James Thurber, honors an "outstanding book of humor writing" for the year. The finalists include Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel (Lunatic... [GalleyCat]

Nate the Great Illustrator Has Died - Posted July 17, 2013
Caldecott Medal-winning artist Marc Simont has died. He was 97-years-old. Over the course of his career, he illustrated almost one hundred books. Simont became well... [GalleyCat]

Apply for Writer-in-Residence Program at Thurber House - Posted May 24, 2013
You can apply for the second annual John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence program at the Thurber House from now through June 3, 2013. The four-week program in... [GalleyCat]

Nate DiMeo, Patricia Marx & Calvin Trillin Named Thurber Prize Finalists - Posted August 15, 2012
Three finalists have been picked for 2012 Thurber Prize for American Humor, a list that includes two New Yorker writers and TV comedy tie-in book. The finalists are: Nate DiMeo for Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America, Patricia Marx for Starting... [GalleyCat]

Thurber House Seeks Applicants for the John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence Program - Posted November 22, 2011
Thurber House has launched the "John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence Program." One writer will receive a $4,000 stipend and a two-month stay at the boyhood home of famous humor writer, James Thurber. Follow this link to le... [GalleyCat]

David Rakoff, Mike Birbiglia & Rick Reilly Named Thurber Prize Finalists - Posted August 24, 2011
The finalists for the $5,000 Thurber Prize have been revealed. Follow these links to read free samples of the finalists: Sleepwalk with Me & Other Painfully True Stories by Mik... [GalleyCat]

Keith Olbermann Hopes to Narrate James Thurber Audiobooks - Posted October 7, 2010
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Thurber Prize Finalists Announced for the 2010 - Posted August 12, 2010
This year's $5,000 Thurber Prize is down to three contenders. They are: Why is My Mother Getting a Tattoo: And Other Questions I Wish I Never Had to Ask by Jancee Dunn, How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hel... [GalleyCat]

Ian Frazier Wins His Second $5K Thurber Prize - Posted October 6, 2009
Last night the inaugural winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor repeated his funny-writing win--Ian Frazier won the 2009 Thurber Prize for his book, "Lamentations of the Father." Frazier--a longtime New Yorker writer--wo... [GalleyCat]

Monday Morning Meta Media Mashup - Posted March 12, 2007
James Brady has, like, lost it, man: "Forgotten Hemingway" | James Brady, Forbes Forbes' resident namedropper is at it again: "I've long been a contributor to Parade magazine, along with Norman Mailer, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Monday Morning Meta Media Mashup - Posted March 12, 2007
James Brady has, like, lost it, man: "Forgotten Hemingway" | James Brady, Forbes Forbes' resident namedropper is at it again: "I've long been a contributor to Parade magazine, along with Norman Mailer, ... [FishbowlNY]

Campaigns & Elections magazine Names Editorial Advisory Board - Posted March 1, 2007
From the release: Campaigns & Elections magazine today announced the launch of its Editorial Advisory Board, which includes leading authorities from across the political and public affairs spectrum. Board members will help ensure Campaigns & Elections magazine remains true to its mission of educating, informing, entertaining and connecting all those who touch... [FishbowlDC]

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