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:
2014 winner: Michael Shelden
2014 winner: Norbert Krapf
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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