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Dan Zevin Wins the 2013 Thurber Prize

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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 and a crystal plaque at a ceremony held in New York City.

This year’s judges included True Prep author Lisa BirnbachThe Potty Mouth at the Table author Laurie Notaro, and Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America author Nate DiMeo.

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2013 Thurber Prize Finalists Announced

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 (Lunatics), Dan Zevin (Dan Gets a Mini-Van), and Shalom Auslander (Hope, A Tragedy). Past winners of this award include David SedarisSteve Hely, and Calvin Trillin. Here’s more from the release:

Now celebrating its 29th year, Thurber House is based in the boyhood home of author, humorist, and New Yorker cartoonist, James Thurber, in Columbus, Ohio. The award is an annual prize and will be presented with the support of the Greater Columbus Arts Council at a ceremony at Carolines on Broadway in New York City on September 30.