Eight works with Indiana connections are winners of the 2020 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards. The recent announcement unveiled the updated awards’ inaugural class of honorees, which includes a New York Times bestseller and a Lambda Literary Award finalist as well as authors who have won or been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, National Book and National Book Critics Circle awards. Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS) produced radio and television spots about each winner, as part of a partnership with the Indiana Authors Awards. Watch the television spots below.
Designed by Indiana Humanities with support from Glick Philanthropies, the Indiana Authors Awards are issued every other year. In between award years, starting in 2021, honorees will have the opportunity to participate in a statewide tour with support from IPBS member stations to connect readers, teachers, and students.
Chosen from among 35 shortlisted works in eight categories, the winning submissions were written by a diverse collection of authors who all have deep connections to Indiana. At turns whimsical and serious, funny and haunting, the winning works address pressing topics such as race and immigration, as well as addiction and family drama.
The award-winning books are:
Children’s: Attucks! Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team that Awakened a City, by Phillip Hoose WATCH READ
Emerging: Driven: A White-Knuckled Ride to Heartbreak and Back, by Melissa Stephenson WATCH READ
To see more about about the 2020 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award winners, go here.