Forty recently published books written by Indiana authors have been named to Indiana Authors Awards shortlists.
Indiana Humanities Director of Programs, Meagan Telligman, said the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards were started in 2009.
“Indiana Humanities became home of the author's awards in 2018. And we give awards every other year, for the best books by Hoosiers. We do this in eight different categories. And we also award a Lifetime Achievement recognition,” Telligman said.
Telligman said Hoosier authors have published many types of books.
“On the list this year, there are board books about shapes for very young readers, historical research about war journalists, or maybe even the history of roller derby,” Telligman said. “And then amazing poetry and fiction from just some of the best writers working in the nation today.”
Winners will be announced Aug. 24.
Telligman said this is more than an award.
“So the record, the folks that are recognized on the shortlist this year, will have opportunities to tour the state and speak at schools and libraries, and cultural organizations” Telligman said. “And so, I encourage people to check out what's going on with the Indiana authors awards year-round, because there's always something new and ways to interact and connect to these amazing writers with readers.”
More information can be found at Indiana authors awards.org.