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Indiana Authors Awards Honoree

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John David Anderson

2020 Children’s Shortlist

John David Anderson is a critically-acclaimed middle-grade novelist, lifelong Hoosier and Indianapolis native. His books for young people include One Last Shot, Finding Orion, Posted, Sidekicked, Ms. Bixby’s Last Day, and Granted, a 2019-2020 Young Hoosier Book Award finalist. A graduate of Indiana University, he currently spends his free time hiking and biking through Fort Harrison park with his family, searching for the most delicious root beer in the universe, jamming on his piano, and encouraging kids to read. Also, he doesn’t like pickles.   

See the entire children’s shortlist or learn more about the 2020 Awards.