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Micah Ling '03 is Finalist for Indiana Authors Award

Micah Ling '03 is Finalist for Indiana Authors Award

July 16, 2011

100044July 16, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Micah E. Ling, a 2003 graduate of DePauw University, is a finalist in the "Emerging Author" category of the 2011 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards. The award and its $5,000 prize goes to a writer who has published no more than two books during his/her lifetime. Ling and the other two finalists will be recognized at the Indiana Authors Award dinner and festivities on October 29 at the Central Library in Indianapolis.

The Indiana Authors Awards recognize the contributions of Indiana authors to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation. The Eugene and 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. 

Greg Schwipps, Richard W. Peck Professor of Creative Writing and associate professor of English at DePauw and 1995 graduate of the University, was the 2010 recipient of the Indiana Authors' 61384Emerging Author Award.

An English (writing) major at DePauw, Ling earned earned an M.A. in 20th Century American Literature and the M.F.A. in poetry, both at Indiana University. She has published two poetry collections, Three Islands and Sweetgrass, and has taught at DePauw, IU, Butler, and Franklin College. She also contributes articles to Indianapolis Monthly, NUVO and  online sites. She also was a finalist for the Emerging Authors Award last year.

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