Margaret McMullan has been named the winner of The 2011 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award in the National Author category. This annual award recognizes the contributions of Indiana authors to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation. The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award is a program of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation and is funded through the generosity of The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation.
The National Author award prize is given to a Hoosier author whose work is read and recognized across the country. What makes the award even more coveted is that the evaluation is based off an author’s entire body of work. Margaret has written six novels and her essays and short stories have appeared in Glamour, the Chicago Tribune and the Indianapolis Star along with other journals and publications.
Her books When I Crossed No-Bob and How I Found the Strong both won a Mississippi Arts and Letters Award for Best Fiction in 2004 and 2008 and the Indiana Best Young Adult Book in 2005 and 2008. How I Found the Strong also was named an ALA 2005 Notable Social Studies Book and a Booklist’s Top Ten First Novel for Youth.
When I Crossed No-Bob is also a featured work in Indiana Humanities’ Novel Conversations program. Hoosiers can see McMullan speak at Middlebury Community Public Library on Oct. 24 as part of the Novel Conversations Speakers Program. Learn more.