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past winners & Finalists

Damon Young, What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker | 20th prize Winner
Dave Barry, Lessons from Lucy | 20th prize Finalist
Kira Jane Buxton, Hollow Kingdom
| 20th prize Finalist
Sloane Crosley, Look Alive Out There | 19th Prize Finalist
John Kenney, Love Poems for Married People | 19th Prize Finalist
Jenny Allen, Would Everybody Please Stop?: Reflections on Life and Other Bad Ideas | 18th Prize Finalist
John Hodgman, Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches
| 18th Prize Finalist
Ken Pisani, Amp'd | 17th Prize Finalist
Aaron Thier, Mr. Eternity | 17th Prize Finalist
Simon Rich, Hits & Misses | 19th Prize Winner
Patricia Lockwood, Priestdaddy | 18th prize Winner
Jason Gay, Little Victories | 16th prize Finalist
Mary Norris, Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
| 16th prize Finalist
Roz Chast, Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? | 15th Prize Finalist
Annabelle Gurwitch, I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50 | 15th Prize Finalist
Liza Donnelly, Women on Men | 14th Prize Finalist
Bruce McCall and David Letterman, This Land Was Made for You and Me (But Mostly Me) | 14th Prize Finalist
Shalom Auslander, Hope, A Tragedy | 13th Prize Finalist
Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel, Lunatics: A Novel | 13th Prize Finalist
Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood | 17th Prize Winner
Harrison Scott Key, The World's Largest Man | 16th prize Winner
Dan Zevin, Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad | 13th prize Winner
Calvin Trillin, Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff | 12th prize Winner
Nate DiMeo and the creative team of Parks and Recreation, Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America | 12th Prize Finalist
Patricia Marx, Starting From Happy | 12th Prize Finalist
Rick Reilly, Sports from Hell | 11th Prize Finalist
Mike Birbiglia, Sleepwalk with Me | 11th Prize Finalist
David Rakoff, Half Empty | 11th Prize winner
Steve Hely, How I Became a Famous Novelist | 10th Prize Winner
Julie Schumacher, Dear Committee Members | 15th Prize Winner
John Kenney, Truth in Advertising | 14th prize Winner
Jancee Dunn, Why Is My Mother Getting a Tattoo| 10th Prize finalist
Rhoda Janzen, Mennonite in a Little Black Dress | 10th Prize finalist
Ian Frazier, Lamentations of the Father | 9th Prize Winner
Laurie Notaro, The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death | 9th Prize finalist
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