Ling among writers earning 2011 author awards

Friday, December 30, 2011
Three Indiana authors recently received 2011 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. They are (from left) Emerging Author winner and 2003 DePauw University graduate Micah Ling, Regional Author winner Helen Frost and National Author winner Margaret McMullan.

INDIANAPOLIS -- The hometown libraries of the three Indiana authors who were recently awarded the 2011 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award will each receive $2,500 grants.

The Award, a program of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, and the subsequent grants seek to recognize the contributions of Indiana authors to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation.

Emerging Author Winner Micah Ling, a 2003 DePauw University graduate, named the Franklin Branch of the Johnson County Public Library as the recipient of a $2,500 grant.

National Author Winner Margaret McMullan named the Evansville Vanderburgh County Public Library and the Willard Library's Children's Services Program as grant recipients in southwestern Indiana.

Regional Author Winner Helen Frost named the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne as a grant recipient.

"It is a huge honor to be recognized for the Emerging Author Award and now to be able to direct this grant to the Franklin library," Indianapolis-based Ling said.

Public nominations of authors were submitted from across the state earlier this year and eligibility included any published writer who was born in Indiana or has lived in Indiana for at least five years.

A 10-member, statewide Award Panel selected the winners in the three categories.

Information about nominating an author for the 2012 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award will be made available early next year.

To learn more, contact The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation at (317) 275-4700 or visit

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