Congratulations to the 2013 winners in the National Author, Regional Author and Emerging Author categories!

National Author Winner

Michael Martone

Michael MartoneMichael Martone’s most recent books are “Four for a Quarter,” “Not Normal, Illinois: Peculiar Fiction from the Flyover,” “Racing in Place: Collages, Fragments, Postcards, Ruins” and “Double-wide,” his collected early stories. “Michael Martone,” a memoir in contributor’s notes, “Unconventions: Writing on Writing” and “Rules of Thumb,” edited with Susan Neville, were all published recently. He is also the author of “The Blue Guide to Indiana,” published by FC2. The University of Georgia Press published his book of essays, “The Flatness and Other Landscapes,” winner of the AWP Award for Nonfiction, in 2000. With Robin Hemley, he edited “Extreme Fiction.” With Lex Williford, he edited “The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction” and “The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction.”

Martone is the author of five other books of short fiction including “Seeing Eye,” “Pensées: The Thoughts of Dan Quayle,” “Fort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitler’s List,” “Safety Patrol” and “Alive and Dead in Indiana.” He has edited two collections of essays about the Midwest: “A Place of Sense: Essays in Search of the Midwest” and “Townships: Pieces of the Midwest.” His stories and essays have appeared in Harper’s, Esquire, Story, Antaeus, North American Review, Benzene, Epoch, Denver Quarterly, Iowa Review, Third Coast, Shenandoah, Bomb and other magazines.

Michael was born and grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He attended Butler University and graduated from Indiana University. He holds the MA from The Writing Seminars of The Johns Hopkins University.

Michael has won two Fellowships from the NEA and a grant from the Ingram Merrill Foundation. His stories have won awards in the Italian Americana fiction contest, the Florida Review Short Story Contest, the Story magazine Short, Short Story Contest, the Margaret Jones Fiction Prize of Black Ice Magazine and the first World’s Best Short, Short Story Contest. His stories and essays have appeared and been cited in the Pushcart Prize, The Best American Stories and The Best American Essays anthologies.

Michael is currently a professor at the University of Alabama where he has been teaching since 1996. He has been a faculty member of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College since 1988. He has taught at Iowa State University, Harvard University and Syracuse University.

Regional Author Winner

James H. Madison

James H. MadisonJames H. Madison is the Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor Emeritus of History, Indiana University, Bloomington. He has also taught, as a Fulbright Professor, at Hiroshima University, Japan, and at the University of Kent, Canterbury, England. He serves on the boards of Indiana Humanities and the Indiana Historical Society and as a member of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.

Jim is the author of several books, including “Eli Lilly: A Life,” “A Lynching in the Heartland,” “Slinging Doughnuts for the Boys: An American Woman in World War II,” “World War II: A History in Documents” and “The Indiana Way: A State History.”

Jim has a new book coming out in 2014 titled “Hoosiers: A History of Indiana.”


Emerging Author Winner

Mike Mullin

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Mike Mullin’s first job was scraping the gum off the undersides of desks at his high school. From there, things went steadily downhill. He almost got fired by the owner of a bookstore due to his poor taste in earrings. He worked at a place that showed slides of poopy diapers during lunch (it did cut down on the cafeteria budget). The hazing process at the next company included eating live termites raised by the resident entomologist, so that didn’t last long either. For a while Mike juggled bottles at a wine shop, sometimes to disastrous effect. Oh, and then there was the job where swarms of wasps occasionally tried to chase him off ladders. So he’s really glad this writing thing seems to be working out.

Mike holds a black belt in Songahm Taekwondo. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife and her three cats. “Ashen Winter” is his second novel. His debut, “Ashfall,” was named one of the top five young adult novels of 2011 by National Public Radio, a Best Teen Book of 2011 by Kirkus Reviews, and a New Voices selection by the American Booksellers Association. For more information, visit


Congratulations to the past winners of 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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