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Julie Schumacher’s first novel, The Body Is Water (Soho Press 1995) was an ALA Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. She is also the author of Doodling for Academics, a coloring and activity book for scholars; five novels for young readers; a collection of short stories; and the nationally best-selling Dear Committee Members, which won the Thurber Prize for American Humor. She is the only woman to have received the Thurber Prize. Schumacher is a professor of Creative Writing and English at the University of Minnesota.

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–Ron Charles, The Washington Post

Thurber Prize for American Humor