Named after humorist James Thurber (pictured), the Thurber Prize for American Humor is the highest honor awarded for print humor writing, and the 2013 finalists were just announced. The 2013 finalists are Shalom Auslander for his novel Hope: A Tragedy, Dan Nevin for his memoir Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad, and Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel for their novel Lunatics. This year's judges are Lisa Birnbach, Laurie Notaro, and Nate DiMeo. The prize will be given out on September 30th at Carolines on Broadway in NYC.
Check out a full list of past Thurber Prize winners below: