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Trevor Noah's memoir wins another book prize

2017-10-03 08:48
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New York — Trevor Noah is so funny he's getting an award.

The Daily Show host's memoir Born a Crime has won the Thurber Prize for American Humour. Prize officials made the announcement on Monday night.

Judges chose Noah's reflections on growing up in South Africa over a pair of novels: Ken Pisani's Amp'd and Aaron Thier's Mr. Eternity. Noah will be given $5 000 and a crystal plaque.

The wait is over! Fetch your copy of #bornacrime today! Available in-stores and online now!

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The award is named for the late James Thurber, the celebrated writer and illustrator. Previous winners include David Sedaris, Julie Schumacher and Noah's predecessor at Comedy Central, Jon Stewart.