Comment
0
Tweet
0
Print
RSS Feeds

Dave Barry a finalist for humor prize

Thursday - 8/22/2013, 1:10pm  ET

NEW YORK (AP) -- Dave Barry and former "Saturday Night Live" writer Alan Zweibel are in the running for a top humor prize.

"Lunatics," a novel co-written by Barry and Zweibel, is a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. The other nominees announced Wednesday were Shalom Auslander's novel "Hope, A Tragedy" and NPR "comic correspondent" Dan Zevin's essay collection "Dan Gets a Mini-Van."

The winner receives $5,000. The prize is named for humorist-cartoonist James Thurber and has been given to Calvin Trillin, Christopher Buckley and David Sedaris among others. Zweibel won in 2006 for his novel "The Other Shulman."


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.