“I am grateful to be invited into the company of previous Indiana Authors Award winners such as Susan Neville, Barbara Shoup, Michael Martone, Helen Frost and many others,” Boruch said on the Indiana Authors Award website. “Thanks to the late Eugene and Marilyn Glick for bringing attention to writing and reading as an art and act of courage and invention, and for honoring the ancient notion of the library—a lightning bolt and beloved storage unit for human culture.”
With this award, Boruch received a $10,000 prize and will be honored at the seventh-annual Indiana Authors Award Dinner on October 10, 2015, at the Central Library in Indianapolis.
In order to meet the criteria for this award, the author must have Indiana ties, but his or her work should be known and read throughout the country. The author is evaluated on his or her entire body of work. This award recipient will also designate a $2,500 grant for the public library of his or her choosing.
Boruch is now part of a long list of IU Press authors who have won Indiana Authors Awards, including Ray Boomhower, Norbert Krapf, James H. Madison, Michael Martone, Susan Neville, Scott Russell Sanders, Greg Schwipps, Barbara Shoup, James Alexander Thom, and Dan Wakefield.