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For those who don't know The Thurber Prize for American Humor is a cash prize for the art of humor writing in the United States. A panel of American judges selects the three finalists from a selection of seven or eight semi-finalists.
Because all three nominees this year are men, the winner will uphold another tradition: Only once since the award was established in 1997 has a woman received it. Julie Schumacher won in 2015 for Dear Committee Members.