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Winners Named for 2013 Indiana Authors Award

A $10,000 National Author prize awarded by the Eugene and Marilyn Glick 2013 Indiana Authors Award was presented to Hoosier author Michael Martone. James H. Madison was named the Regional Author winner, earning him a $7,500 prize. The National and Regional winners, along with finalists in the Emerging Author category, were honored at the fifth-annual Indiana Authors Award Dinner Oct. 26, 2013, at the Central Library in Indianapolis.

“There was never a time in my 40 years of writing that I have not written about Indiana. My readers outside the state are always amazed to discover this baffling and beautiful land in my stories,” said Martone. “And, look at this, the old home surprises me again with this gift of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. I am profoundly grateful.”

This annual award program recognizes Indiana authors’ contributions to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation. The Eugene and 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.

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. An eight-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 are 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.

2013 winner: Michael Martone

  • 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.

2013 winner: James H. Madison

  • 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 was named at the Oct. 26 Award Dinner.

2013 winner: Mike Mullin

2013 finalists: Tricia Fields 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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