Trevor Noah's book bags another top award

Trevor Noah's book bags another top award

There is no stopping Trevor Noah! His memoir has received a major book prize. 

Trevor Noah

South African comedian Trevor Noah continues to make waves abroad. 

'The Daily Show' host was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humour at a ceremony in New York City this week for his book, 'Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood'.

The prize comes with a $5,000 cheque and a commemorative plaque. 

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Thurber House described the stories told in Trevor's book as "hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting". 

"Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. Noah's stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love," the nonprofit literary center said on its website.

Trevor says he never dreamed he would ever win the prize. 

"When you write a book, first you hope it makes sense. Second, you hope that someone will read it. When that happens, everything else is a dream. Winning the Thurber Prize is something I never could have dreamed of," the Colombus Dispatch quoted him as saying. 

The 33-year-old's memoir has received a number of other awards since its November 2016 release. 

It was also honoured with two literacy awards at the NAACP Image Awards earlier this year.

Several stars, including Bill Gates, have also given the books a thumbs up. 

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