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Prof. Susan Neville '73 Honored with Inaugural Glick Authors Award

Prof. Susan Neville '73 Honored with Inaugural Glick Authors Award

September 27, 2009

Susan Neville Star Ap2009.jpgSeptember 27, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Susan Neville, professor of English at Butler University and 1973 graduate of DePauw University, is the winner of an inaugural Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. Neville was honored in the regional author category.

Neville receives a $7,500 cash prize as well as a $2,500 grant in support of the author's hometown Indiana public library.

Greg Schwipps, an associate professor of English at DePauw and 1995 graduate of the University, was among three finalists for the emerging writers' award.

Presented by the Marion County Public Library Foundation, the new awards seek to recognize the contributions of Indiana authors to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation. The program is funded by the generosity of the Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation.Glick Authors Award.jpg

Neville is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in fiction. Her books include five works of creative nonfiction: Indiana Winter; Fabrication: Essays on Making Things and Making Meaning; Twilight in Arcadia; Iconography: A Writer's Meditation; and Sailing the Inland Sea. Her prize-winning collections of short fiction include In the House of Blue Lights, winner of the Richard Sullivan prize and listed as a "Notable Book" by the Chicago Tribune, and Invention of Flight, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.

Learn more about the Glick Awards here or in this recent article.