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Indianapolis Library Benefits from Gift by Award-Winning Author Susan Neville '73

December 7, 2009

SusanNeville.jpgDecember 7, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Author Susan Neville, a 1973 graduate of DePauw University, "has generously provided a gift in the amount of $2,500 for enhanced programs and services to the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library's East Washington Branch (2822 E. Washington Street), an original Carnegie Library that opened in 1911," notes an announcement. "It's the oldest branch still in use throughout the IMCPL system."

It adds, "Neville's dedicated gift comes from her being named winner of the Regional Author Award as part of the inaugural Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, a Neville Sailing Inland.jpgprogram of the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation. The award, presented in September 2009, recognized the contributions made by Indiana authors to the literary landscape in the state and throughout the country."

"I grew up on the Eastside and Northeastside of Indianapolis, and some of my best childhood memories are going to the library with my parents,"says Neville, who is a professor of English and creative writing at Butler University. "I wanted to the money to go to a library branch that might not receive as much gift money as some others."

Neville won the Richard Sullivan Prize for Short Fiction for In the House of Blue Lights, while Invention of Flight earned Neville the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. She is also the author of Iconography; Indiana Winter; and Sailing the Inland Sea.

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