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Thurber House Special Event: My Strange and Spooky World with James A. Willis

  Thurber House Special Event: My Strange and Spooky World with James A. Willis

James A. Willis has been walking on the weird side of history for over 30 years. He will tell spooky and strange tales about the Buckeye State’s most unusual sightings and citizens—ghosts, monsters, UFOs, murderous villains, courageous heroes, and much more! Willis has authored more than a dozen books, including Ohio’s Historic Haunts: Investigating the […]

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2019 Thurber Prize for American Humor

  2019 Thurber Prize for American Humor

The Thurber Prize for American Humor, one of the highest recognitions of the art of humor writing in the United States, is presented annually to one author of exceptional humor writing. This hilarious red carpet event is held in James Thurber’s hometown of Columbus, Ohio. The three Thurber Prize finalists all read from their nominated […]

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Thurber House Evenings with Authors: Rafael Rosado

  Thurber House Evenings with Authors: Rafael Rosado

Presented by Thurber House, Evenings with Authors is a series of readings and chats with nationally known authors, followed by a Q&A session, book signing, and a punch and cookies reception. The Fall 2019 Evenings with Authors Series is presented by The Ohio State University Libraries. Rafael Rosado is a writer, director, and storyboard artist, […]

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Meet the Author: Jeff Shaara

  Meet the Author: Jeff Shaara

Enjoy an evening presentation with Jeff Shaara, followed by audience Q&A, book sale and book signing. Discover history through storytelling with the bestselling author of Gods & Generals and The Last Full Measure. Through researching memoirs, collections of letters, and diaries Shaara brings to life historic events and military battles through the eyes of his […]

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Meet the Author: Zadie Smith

  Meet the Author: Zadie Smith

Enjoy an onstage conversation featuring author Zadie Smith, followed by audience Q&A and book signing. Delve into the life and passions of the bestselling author of White Teeth, On Beauty, NW, and Feel Free. Since her debut novel White Teeth was published at age 24, Zadie Smith has established herself as one of the most […]

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Thurber House Special Event: Tayari Jones

  Thurber House Special Event: Tayari Jones

Thurber House is pleased to present Tayari Jones, award-winning author of An American Marriage, in partnership with Denison University. An American Marriage was a 2018 selection for Oprah’s Book Club; a 2018 best book of the year selection for NPR, Time, Bustle, O: The Oprah Magazine, and Amazon.com; and winner of the 2019 Women’s Prize […]

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Thurber House Evenings with Authors: Alan Hlad

  Thurber House Evenings with Authors: Alan Hlad

Presented by Thurber House, Evenings with Authors is a series of readings and chats with nationally known authors, followed by a Q&A session, book signing, and a punch and cookies reception. The Fall 2019 Evenings with Authors Series is presented by The Ohio State University Libraries. Alan Hlad’s novel, The Long Flight Home, is a […]

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