NPR commentator Dan Zevin wins Thurber humor prize

Updated: 10/01/2013 5:35 AM KSTP.com

(AP) NEW YORK - The judges have made it official: Essayist and NPR commentator Dan Zevin is funny.

Zevin has been declared the winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. He received the $5,000 award on Monday for his parenting book "Dan Gets a Mini-Van: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad."

The other finalists were Shalom Auslander’s "Hope, a Tragedy" and a collaboration between Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel called "Lunatics."

The prize was founded in 1996 and is named for the late author and illustrator James Thurber, who was known for the short stories and cartoons he contributed to The New Yorker magazine. Previous winners include David Sedaris, Christopher Buckley and Calvin Trillin.

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