Barbara Shoup (An American Tune) and Dan Wakefield (Going All the Way) have been selected as winners of the 2012 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. The annual program "seeks to recognize the contributions of Indiana authors to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation."
Shoup was named the award winner in the Regional Author category, which recognizes a writer "well-known and respected throughout the state of Indiana." She receives a $7,500 prize.
And, for Wakefield, a special honor: For the first time in the program's history, the nine-member award panel "chose to designate a Lifetime Achievement winner...whose work has exemplified great achievement over several decades." In addition, both authors will be able to "designate a $2,500 grant" for the public library of their choosing.
On September 29, the Central Library in Indianapolis will host an award dinner in honor of this year's finalists and winners in each category. The other two categories are National Author (won by John Green) and Emerging Author (finalists: Christopher Coake, Sherri Wood Emmons and Douglas Light).
More information about the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award is available on the program's website.