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Julie Schumacher’s first novel, The Body Is Water, was an ALA Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. She is the author of nine other books, including the national best-seller, Dear Committee Members, for which she won the Thurber Prize for American Humor — she is the first woman to have won the Thurber Prize. Schumacher is a Regents professor of Creative Writing and English at the University of Minnesota.

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Thurber Prize for American Humor