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2020 Shortlists

Congratulations to the authors and books selected for the  2020 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards shortlists. Now you can celebrate the best books written by Indiana authors over the past two years and find out what you should add to your reading list. 

The shortlist announcements were made on the following dates in these categories:

Then, tune in on Sept. 1 to find out the winners of those categories (plus drama) and on Sept. 2 for the Literary Champion winner. 

Follow along here, and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards celebrate the best books by Indiana authors written in eight different categories and published during the previous two years. Books had to nominated in order to be considered. 

Judges determined shortlists in seven different categories, including  children’s, young adult, poetry, genre, nonfiction, fiction and emerging. The genre category includes romance, science-fiction, mystery, suspense and more. The emerging category recognizes the best book by an early-career writer. 

Winners will receive a $5,000 prize, a physical award featuring Indiana limestone and the opportunity to make a $500 gift to an Indiana public library. A Literary Champion Award recognizes an individual or organization for significant contributions to Indiana’s literary community. Winners of the Literary Champion Award receive a $2,500 prize.   

Judges included former winners, writers, educators, scholars, local bookstore owners and librarians. 

Books published in 2020 and 2021 will be eligible for the award in 2022. Stay tuned for more information on how to nominate. 

More Information

Want to learn more about previous winners? See them here, or check out reading lists featuring former winners on Goodreads.

Curious about the history of the Indiana Authors Awards? Read a history of the awards here.

Looking for a new book to add to your reading list? Check out our book reviews.