37 books named to Indiana Authors Awards shortlists

INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 10, 2020) – The 2020 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards announce the shortlist of books eligible for top honors in its seven literary categories. Thirty-seven books written by Indiana authors and published in 2018 and 2019 have been shortlisted for the awards, which will be announced on Sept. 1. Shortlisted books […]

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Indiana Writers Center honored as 2020 Literary Champion

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 2, 2020) – The Indiana Writers Center has been declared Indiana’s 2020 Literary Champion by the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards.  For more than three decades, the Indiana Writers Center has instructed, coached and encouraged Indiana writers ranging from novices embarking on their first literary adventures to accomplished authors with long lists of publications. Founded in 1979 by the late […]

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8 winners of the Indiana Authors Awards announced

Eight works with Indiana connections are winners of the 2020 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards. Today’s announcement unveils the updated awards’ inaugural class of honorees, which includes a New York Times bestseller and a Lambda Literary Award finalist as well as authors who have won or been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, National Book and National Book Critics Circle awards.  Chosen from among 35 shortlisted works in eight categories, the winning submissions were written by a diverse […]

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About the Award

Learn about the craft behind the physical Indiana Authors Awards, beautifully designed by Indiana Humanities Multimedia Manager Tom Streit.

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Indiana Authors Awards announce children’s book finalists

30+ shortlisted books in seven additional categories to be announced in coming days for prestigious, revamped awards; Winners to be named Sept. 1 INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 3, 2020) – The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards is announcing the shortlisted books in the children’s category of the revamped award program today. Shortlists for additional categories […]

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Bronwen's copy of Opioid, Indiana

Book Chat: Opioid, Indiana

INDIANA BOOK CHATS Programs and Special Projects Manager Bronwen Carlisle talks about what she’s been reading lately This past September, I picked up a copy of Opioid, Indiana by Brian Allen Carr during a book launch event with the author at Wild Geese Bookshop in Franklin. The book made quite the splash, appearing on notable bestseller lists […]

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Staying Put: Making A Home in a Restless World

INDIANA BOOK CHATS Senior Program Manager Megan Telligman talks about what she’s been reading lately Since we’ve all been ‘staying put’ these few months to slow the spread of the coronavirus, I’ve recently spent time with Scott Russell Sanders’ Staying Put: Making a Home in a Restless World. Sander’s collection of essays, published in 1993, […]

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National Poetry Month Roundup #1

We’re celebrating National Poetry Month by highlighting a different Hoosier poet each day in April. Learn about Indiana authors and follow links to their work below. DAY 1 // MAtthew Graham Matthew Graham is our newest (and current) Indiana Poet Laureate. He has lived in Southern Indiana for 35 years and recently retired from the […]

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Reader Resources for Social Distancing

Here’s a silver lining of our current circumstances: reading is the perfect activity for social distancing. It can be done silently and alone from your house. It doesn’t require expensive materials. And perhaps most importantly, a good book immerses you in a different world with different problems. Here are some ways to obtain books by […]

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