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Winners and Finalists Named for 2014 Indiana Authors Award

Hoosier author Michael Shelden is the winner of the $10,000 National Author prize given by the 2014 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. Norbert Krapf has been named the Regional Author winner, earning him a $7,500 prize. The National and Regional winners, along with finalists in the Emerging Author category, will be honored at the sixth annual Indiana Authors Award Dinner Oct. 25, 2014, at the Central Library in Indianapolis.

“There are many deserving writers in Indiana, so it’s humbling to be singled out for this great award,” said Shelden. “I’ve been fortunate to have my books published in many countries, but I’ve lived in Indiana for 40 years, and I’m deeply grateful for this special recognition from the state I call home.”

This annual award program recognizes Indiana authors’ contributions to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation. The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award is a program of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation and is funded through the generosity of The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation. At the 2013 Award Dinner, The Glick Fund announced renewed funding for the Indiana Authors Award for the next five years.

Indiana Authors Award nominations were submitted from across the state in early spring. Any published writer who was born in Indiana or has lived in Indiana for at least five years was eligible. A 10-member, statewide Award Panel selected the National and Regional winners and the three Emerging Author finalists from the pool of publicly nominated authors. Below are the qualifications for each category:

  • National Author – $10,000 prize: A writer with Indiana ties, but whose work is known and read throughout the country. National authors were evaluated on their entire body of work. This award recipient will also designate a $2,500 grant for the public library of his or her choosing.

2014 winner: Michael Shelden

  • Regional Author – $7,500 prize: A writer who is well-known and respected throughout the state of Indiana. Regional authors were evaluated on their entire body of work. This award recipient will also designate a $2,500 grant for the public library of his or her choosing.

2014 winner: Norbert Krapf

  • Emerging Author – $5,000 prize: A writer who has published no more than two books during his/her lifetime. The title(s) must have been published within the last 10 years.  Emerging authors were evaluated on these specific works. Once chosen, the award recipient will designate a $2,500 grant for the public library of his or her choosing. The Emerging Author winner will be named at the Oct. 25 Award Dinner.

2014 finalists: Jessica Brockmole, Clifford Garstang and Kelsey Timmerman

 


Congratulations to all of the past  winners and finalists for the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. These authors represent some of the best that Indiana literature has to offer, and are truly deserving of recognition.

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