Awards: Thurber Prize; Readings New Australian Fiction

The finalists for the 2017 Thurber Prize for American Humor are:

Trevor Noah, for Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Spiegel & Grau)
Ken Pisani, for Amp'd: A Novel (St. Martin's Press)
Aaron Thier, for Mr. Eternity (Bloomsbury USA)

The award will be presented on October 2 at a ceremony at Carolines on Broadway in New York City.


The shortlist for the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction, which recognizes "exciting and exceptional new contributions to local literature" and is sponsored by Readings in Melbourne, is:

The Windy Season by Sam Carmody
Australia Day by Melanie Cheng
The Good People by Hannah Kent
The Lost Pages by Marija Peričić
From the Wreck by Jane Rawson
Jean Harley Was Here by Heather Taylor Johnson

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