Tuesday, October 06, 2009
2009 Thurber Prize for American Humor winner
"Ian Frazier, winner of the first Thurber Prize for American Humor in 1997, repeated the accomplishment tonight in New York. He won the 2009 Thurber Prize for American Humor, presented by the Thurber House in New York's Algonquin Hotel, becoming the first dual winner. Frazier won for his book, Lamentations of the Father, a collection of essays in which he uses the language of Deuteronomy to share a harried dad's code of conduct for his young children, covering topics such as quiet time and sippy cups. Frazier is the author of nine books and a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. His Coyote vs. Acme won the Thurber Prize in 1997"