The Daily Show host Trevor Noah has gotten for himself a prestigious award from his book ‘Born a Crime’. The announcement was made by Prize officials on Monday night.
Trevor Noah’s life story which centers on growing up in South Africa beat playwright-screenwriter Ken Pisani’s novel “Amp’d” and Aaron Thier’s time-travelling novel “Mr. Eternity” to clinch the title.
As the winner, Trevor will take home the prize of $5 000 (about R65 000) and a crystal plaque. The award is named after celebrated writer and illustrator, late James Thurber.
Notably, all three nominees for the Thurber Prize for American Humour this year are men. Since its inception in 1997, only one woman has ever received the prestigious award.