2012 Thurber Prize for American Humor Winner Announced

October 2, 2012

The 2012 Thurber Prize for American Humor was awarded Monday, October 1 to Calvin Trillin for Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff. The award was presented at Caroline’s Comedy Club in New York City.

Thurber Prize judge Jennifer Crusie said in a statement: “Calvin Trillin has the comic equivalent of perfect pitch,”. “He addresses everything from sausage to politics with clarity, elegance and a fine dry wit, never missing a note.”

The 2011 Thurber Prize went to David Rakoff for Half Empty, his third collection of essays.