Barbara Shoup

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Occupation Novelist, Teacher, Executive Director, Writers' Center of Indiana
Location Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Introduction Barbara Shoup is the author of eight novels and the Executive Director of the Writers’ Center of Indiana. Her young adult novels Wish You Were Here and Stranded in Harmony were American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults. Vermeer’s Daughter was a School Library Journal Best Book for High School Students. She was the winner of the 2006 PEN Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Working Writer Fellowship for Everything You Want, published by FLUX in 2008. Her most recent novel is Looking for Jack Kerouac, published by Lacewing Books in 2014. A book club edition of An American Tune, published by Breakaway Books, was published in 2016. Visit her at