Skip to main content

2022 Shortlists

Read Local

Congratulations to the 40 authors and books selected for the 2022 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards shortlists. These books were selected as the best books written by Indiana authors over the past two years. Add them to your reading list today! 

2022 Shortlists

Nonfiction

Craig Fehrman

Nonfiction

Author in Chief: The Untold Story of Our Presidents and the Books They Wrote

Read Bio

James H. Madison

Nonfiction

The Ku Klux Klan in the Heartland

Read Bio

Michella M. Marino

Nonfiction

Roller Derby: The History of an American Sport

Read Bio

Ray Boomhower

Nonfiction

Richard Tregaskis: Reporting Under Fire from Gualdalcanal to Vietnam

Read Bio

Ruth D. Reichard

Nonfiction

Blood and Steel: Ryan White, the AIDS Crisis and Deindustrialization in Kokomo, Indiana

Read Bio

Steve Beaven

Nonfiction

We Will Rise: A True Story of Tragedy and Resurrection in the American Heartland

Read Bio

Fiction

Angela Jackson-Brown

Fiction

When Stars Rain Down

Read Bio

D.A. Lockhart

Fiction

Breaking Right

Read Bio

Laird Hunt

Fiction

Zorrie

Read Bio

Michael Martone

Fiction

The Complete Writings of Art Smith, the Bird Boy of Fort Wayne

Read Bio

Susan Neville

Fiction

The Town of Whispering Dolls

Read Bio

Debut

Ashley C. Ford

Nonfiction

Somebody’s Daughter

Read Bio

Caleb Caudell

Debut

The Neighbor

Read Bio

Christopher Elliott

Debut

Before the Dream: Martin Luther King’s 1963 Speech, and Civil Rights Struggles in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Read Bio

J.R. Jamison

Debut

Hillbilly Queer: A Memoir

Read Bio

Tyrone McKinley Freeman

Debut

Madam C. J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy During Jim Crow

Read Bio

Genre

Joseph Lee

Genre

Forgiveness: The Story of Eva Kor, Survivor of The Auschwitz Twin Experiments

Read Bio

Josh Dygert

Genre

Stella

Read Bio

Larry D. Sweazy

Genre

Winter Seeks Out the Lonely: A Sonny Burton Novel

Read Bio

Paul Allor

Genre

Hollow Heart

Read Bio

Sofi Keren

Genre

False Starts & Artichoke Hearts

Read Bio

Steve Schatz

Genre

Seashell Virgin: A Nacho Mama’s Patio Cafe Novel

Read Bio

Poetry

Adrian Matejka

Poetry

Somebody Else Sold the World

Read Bio

Kaveh Akbar

Poetry

Pilgrim Bell

Read Bio

Marianne Boruch

Poetry

Bestiary Dark

Read Bio

Mark Neely

Poetry

Ticker

Read Bio

Ross Gay

Poetry

Be Holding

Read Bio

Young Adult

Leah Johnson

Young Adult

You Should See Me in a Crown

Read Bio

Tamara Winfrey Harris

Young Adult

Dear Black Girl: Letters From Your Sisters on Stepping Into Your Power

Read Bio

Middle Grade

Helen Frost

Middle Grade

All He Knew

Read Bio

John David Anderson

Middle Grade

One Last Shot

Read Bio

Laura Martin

Middle Grade

Glitch

Read Bio

Lisa Fipps

Middle Grade

Starfish

Read Bio

Rob Harrell

Middle Grade

Batpig: When Pigs Fly

Read Bio

Children’s

Gabrielle Balkan

Children’s

Whose Bones? An Animal Guessing Game

Read Bio

Judith L. Roth

Children’s

Hiding Baby Moses

Read Bio
Headshot of award-winning author Kekla Magoon

Kekla Magoon

Children’s

The Highest Tribute: Thurgood Marshall’s Life, Leadership, and Legacy

Read Bio

Kenneth Kraegel

Children’s

This Is a Book of Shapes

Read Bio

Kim Howard

Children’s

Grace and Box

Read Bio

Rebecca Mullin

Children’s

One Tomato: A Garden Counting Book

Read Bio

More Information

Buy the books from the Indiana Authors Awards list on Bookshop.org and support independent bookstores. 

View the 2020 Indiana Authors Award winners.