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the FINALISTS

Congratulations to the talented Emerging Author finalists for the 2017 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award! The winner will be announced at the Award Dinner on October 14, 2017.


Bryan Furuness

rsz_2017_bryan_furuness.jpg#asset:429Bryan Furuness is the author of The Lost Episodes of Revie Bryson, a novel. With Michael Martone, he is the co-editor of Winesburg, Indiana, an anthology. His next anthology, currently titled Return of the Ape-Man: Reboots, Retellings, and Reinventions of Classic Adventure Tales, will be forthcoming from Break Away Books in the fall of 2018. His stories have appeared in Ninth Letter, Sycamore Review, Southeast Review, Hobart and elsewhere. His essays have appeared in Brevity, Nashville Review and Barrelhouse, among other venues. His work has been anthologized in New Stories from the Midwest, An Anthology of Contemporary Indiana Writers, Best American Nonrequired Reading and elsewhere. He is a recipient of the Tennessee Williams Scholarship in fiction from the Sewanee Writers' Conference, a finalist for the Society of Midland Authors award, and a winner of the Midwest Short Fiction contest. He holds an MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers, and has edited for several literary magazines and small presses, including Booth, On Earth As it Is, Engine Books and Pressgang, the small press he founded at Butler in 2012. He lives in Indianapolis, where he teaches at Butler University and serves on the board of Engine Books. 


Angela Palm

rsz_2017_angela_palm.jpg#asset:428Angela Palm is the author of Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere but Here (Graywolf Press). Riverine was an Indie Next selection, winner of the 2014 Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a Kirkus Best Book of 2016 and a Powerful Memoir by Powerful Women selected by Oprah.com. Palm has been a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference fellow in Narrative Nonfiction, and her work has been published in Ecotone, Creative Nonfiction, At Length Magazine, Passages North, Brevity, Paper Darts and elsewhere. She lives with her two children in Vermont, where she works as an editor.

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Francesca Zappia

rsz_2017_francesca_zappia.jpg#asset:430Francesca Zappia is the author of Made You Up, Eliza and Her Monsters, and the online serial The Children of Hypnos. She attended the University of Indianapolis on their Presidential Scholarship and graduated in 2015 with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. She spends most of her free time writing, drawing and playing video games.





Congratulations to all of the past 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.

Click here for a full list of all winners and finalists.