Congratulations to the 2012 winners in the National Author, Regional Author and Emerging Author categories!
National Author Winner
John Green is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines and Paper Towns. His books have won many awards, including the Chicago Tribune Young Adult Fiction prize, the Michael L. Printz Award and the Edgar Award, and he has twice been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Green is also one-half of the vlogbrothers on YouTube, an online video collaboration with his brother Hank that has been watched more than 230 million times and spawned a community of viewers committed to celebrating intellectualism and decreasing what they called “worldsuck” through philanthropic efforts and volunteer projects.
Green lives in Indianapolis with his wife, Sarah, and son, Henry. For more information, visit www.johngreenbooks.com.
Regional Author Winner
Barbara Shoup is the author of six novels: Night Watch, Wish You Were Here, Stranded in Harmony, Faithful Women, Vermeer’s Daughter and Everything You Want and the co-author of Novel Ideas: Contemporary Authors Share the Creative Process and Story Matters. Her short fiction, poetry, essays and interviews have appeared in numerous small magazines, as well as in The Writer and The New York Times Travel Section. Her young adult novels, Wish You Were Here and Stranded in Harmony were selected as American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults. Vermeer’s Daughter was a School Library Journal Best Adult Book for Young Adults.
She is the recipient of numerous grants from the Indiana Arts Council, two creative renewal grants from the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the 2006 PEN Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship. She was the writer-in-residence at Broad Ripple High School Center for the Humanities and the Performing Arts for 20 years. Currently, she is the executive director of the Writers’ Center of Indiana, an associate faculty member at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis and an associate editor with OV Books. Her seventh novel, An American Tune, will be published by Indiana University Press in September 2012. For more information, visit www.barbarashoup.blogspot.com.
Emerging Author Winner
Christopher Coake is the author of You Came Back (Grand Central Publishing, 2012) as well as the collection of short stories We’re In Trouble (Harcourt 2005), which won the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship. In addition, Coake was listed among “Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists” in 2007. His stories have been published in several literary journals, and anthologized in Best American Mystery Stories 2004 and The Best American Noir of the Century. A native Hoosier, he received his M.F.A. in fiction from Ohio State University. He and his wife Stephanie Lauer live in Reno, where Coake is a professor of English at the University of Nevada. For more information, visit www.christophercoake.net.
Lifetime Achievement Honoree
Dan Wakefield’s best-selling novels Going All The Way and Starting Over were produced as feature films. His memoir New York in the Fifties was made as a documentary film of the same name, and he created the NBC prime time series James at Fifteen. His memoir Returning: A Spiritual Journey was called by Bill Moyers “one of the most important memoirs of the spirit I have ever read.” Wakefield’s books The Story of Your Life: Writing a Spiritual Autobiography and Creating from the Spirit have recently been republished. He is also the author of Expect a Miracle and Spiritually Incorrect: Finding God In All The Wrong Places. Wakefield edited and wrote an introduction to The Letters of Kurt Vonnegut, which will be published in October 2012.
Since 1985 Wakefield has given his workshops in Spiritual Autobiography and Creating from the Spirit at churches, synagogues, monasteries, retreat centers and health spas throughout the United States, in Northern Ireland and Mexico and at Sing Sing Prison.
Wakefield is the recipient of The Bernard DeVoto Fellowship at The Bread Loaf Writers Conference, The Nieman Fellowship in Journalism at Harvard University, a Grant in Writing from The Rockefeller Foundation and The Faculty Mentorship Award at Florida International University. For more information, visit www.danwakefield.com.
Congratulations to all of 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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