Indiana authors awards 101

10 Ways to Celebrate the Most Wonderful Time of the Year for Hoosier Book Lovers

  1. First things first, sign up for the Indiana Author Awards newsletter. This way you can stay up-to-date with awards announcements, events with Indiana authors, new book reviews and more. Be the first to know!
  2. Create a Goodreads account. Goodreads is a free service that allows you to catalog the books you read, save titles to a personal “Want to Read” shelf and read reviews from other readers. After you create your account, find and follow the Indiana Authors Awards account and add the 2022 shortlisted books to your TBR list!
  3. You made the account, now leave the review! As you read your way through the shortlisted books, share your reviews to help other readers discover these Hoosier authors.
  4. Visit a local independent bookstore and buy the shortlisted books. With the help of, you are able to type in your zip code and are automatically connected to bookstores near you. If you prefer to shop online, will ship the books to you and share the profits with your local bookstore.
  5. Follow all Indiana Authors Awards shortlisted authors on social media. Engaging with the authors online, sharing their content and telling your network about their work helps the author gain exposure.
  6. While you’re at it, follow us on social media! Indiana Authors Awards can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Turn on our post notifications to stay connected to Hoosier literary content and events. 
  7. Learn more about the history of the Indiana Authors Awards. From the generosity of Eugene and Marilyn Glick, whose vision and support made these awards possible, to a who’s who of contemporary Indiana literature, it’s an interesting tale itself. Read more here
  8. Explore all previous award winners. Let’s continue to celebrate, support and uplift all our honorees, past and present. Click here to read the biographies of honorees back to the first 2009 award cycle. 
  9. Enter our Instagram giveaway! Follow @INAuthorsAwards and @INHumanities on Instagram, like the giveaway post and tag three friends. One lucky winner will receive a swag bag containing a  “Read Local” shirt, bookmarks and a set of the 2022 winning books. Hurry – entries close on Aug. 10, 2022.
  10. Share this blog post. Send it to your book-loving friends, family and colleagues! By sharing this list, you officially will have taken the first step in celebrating the most wonderful time of the year for fans of Hoosier authors. We are grateful for your support and excited to heap praise upon our 2022 Indiana Authors Awards honorees with your help!