Barbara Shoup is the author of seven novels, as well as numerous works of nonfiction and creative nonfiction. She has received considerable local and national recognition for her work, including the 2006 PEN Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Fellowship for Working Writers and the 2012 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Regional Indiana Author Award. Two of her young adult books were selected as American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults... Read more


Barbara's newest young adult novel Looking for Jack Kerouac tells the story of Paul, an Indiana teen whose spontaneous road trip leads him across the country to find his idol, Jack Kerouac. A poignant coming-of-age tale, Looking for Jack Kerouac is a story of self-discovery and finding answers in the ways we'd least expect. Read more


Barbara Shoup's novels include Night Watch, Wish You Were Here, Stranded in Harmony, Faithful Women, Vermeer’s Daughter, Everything You Want, and An American Tune. Her short fiction, poetry, essays, and interviews have appeared in numerous small magazines, as well as in The Writer and The New York Times Travel Section... Read more about Barbara's novels or read her essays.