Skip to main content

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2020 EUGENE AND MARILYN GLICK INDIANA AUTHORS AWARDS

DEEPENING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN HOOSIER WRITERS AND READERS

Like the Hoosier stonecutters who unearth the limestone that forms buildings around the globe, Indiana authors give the world’s readers something that can come only from this state.

Something with a distinctive texture and strength. Something present yet enduring. Something local yet of value everywhere. Something beautiful in its variety and endless in its possibility.

Today the state’s vibrant literary scene produces new authors and new works in every genre. From inspirational slam poetry to world-shaping sci-fi, from insightful young-adult fiction to thought-provoking essays, Indiana writers offer unique Hoosier voices formed from the state’s deep quarries of diverse experiences. 

The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards, newly expanded and powered by Indiana Humanities, celebrate these authors and their recent works. They also shine a spotlight on the state’s literary community and deepen connections between Hoosier writers and readers.

The Indiana Authors Awards honor the best books written by Hoosier authors in multiple categories every two years—books that build on the state’s bedrock of literary tradition and provide a vast mine of material for Indiana Humanities’ rich literary programming.

2018 Award Winners and Finalists

Award Winners

Sandy Eisenberg Sasso

Regional Winner

Known For: In God's Name

Read Bio

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

National Winner

Known For: The War that Saved My Life

Read Bio

James Alexander Thom

Lifetime Achievement Honoree

Known For: Long Knife

Read Bio

Deborah E. Kennedy

Emerging Winner

Known For: Tornado Weather

Read Bio

Finalists

Elizabeth Klehfoth

Emerging Finalist

Known For: All These Beautiful Strangers

Read Bio

Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi

Emerging Finalist

Known For: Call Me Zebra

Read Bio