Calvin Trillin has won
the 2012 Thurber Prize for American Humor. Trillin is the author of Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff
. The award includes $5,000 in prize money.
This year's judging panel included reporter Ralph Blumenthal, novelist Jennifer Crusie and novelist Luanne Rice. The award was announced last night in New York City.
Trillin has been a staff writer at The New Yorker
since 1963. The 76 year old author has written twenty books, including the bestseller, About Alice
and Obliviously on He Sails
. His next book,
Dogfight: An Occasionally Interrupted Narrative Poem About the Presidential Campaign
, will be released in December.