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2014 Thurber Prize for American Humor – Winner!

Need a laugh? The winner of the 2014 Thurber Prize have been announced. The Thurber prize, in honour of James Thurber (The Secret Lives of Walter Mitty)  is awarded annually and recognizes the best in American humour writing.

This year’s winner is:

Truth in Advertising by John Kenney

“Struggling with encroaching middle age and a broken engagement, advertising agent Finbar Dolan is forced to cancel his Christmas plans to tackle a last-minute work assignment only to learn that his estranged and abusive father has taken ill and that his siblings are unwilling to help, a situation that forces Fin to re-evaluate his choices.” Discover

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