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Indiana Authors Awards Honoree

Maurice Broaddus

Maurice Broaddus

2020 Genre Winner

An accidental teacher (at the Oaks Academy Middle School), an accidental librarian (the School Library Manager which is part of the IndyPL Shared System), and a purposeful community organizer (resident Afrofuturist at the Kheprw Institute), his work has appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, Weird Tales, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Asimov’s, Uncanny Magazine, with some of his stories having been collected in The Voices of Martyrs. His novels include the urban fantasy trilogy, The Knights of Breton Court, the steampunk novel, Pimp My Airship, and the middle grade detective novel series, The Usual Suspects. He co-authored the play Finding Home: Indiana at 200. His novellas include Buffalo Soldier, I Can Transform You, and Orgy of Souls. As an editor, he’s worked on the Dark Faith anthology series, People of Colo(u)r Destroy HorrorFireside Magazine, and Apex Magazine. Learn more about him at

See all the 2020 winners and learn more about the 2020 Awards or view the entire genre shortlist.