Earlier this week, Julie Schumacher became the first woman to win the Thurber prize for humor writing for her epistolary academic spoof, Dear Committee Members. The book is well worth a read for the structure as well as the story and also for a good laugh. The entire story is told through a series of recommendation letters written by a somewhat jaded creative writing professor.
This year was also a first in that the three finalists for the prize were all women. Full story here.