Category Archives: This Week in Mormon Literature

This Month in Mormon Literature, April 2014

The AML Conference was held, awards were presented, and a new president announced. I hope this represents a new start after a difficult period for the AML. This month there are tons of Whitney finalist reviews, and lots of theatre … Continue reading

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This Month in Mormon Literature, March 2014

Brandon Sanderson’s fantasy Words of Radiance opened at #1 on the NYT Hardcover list, and has gotten very strong reviews. National YA authors Bree Despain, Shannon Hale, Brandon Mull, Jennifer Nielsen, Bethany Wiggins, Dan Wells, and Carol Lynch Williams all … Continue reading

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This Month in Mormon Literature, February 2014

I missed Jennifer Quist’s Love Letters of the Angels of Death when it came out last year, check out the stellar reviews of this literary novel. The AML Conference dates have been announced. Julie Berry is named to another Best … Continue reading

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2013 Mormon Literature Year in Review: Part 2, the Mormon and Independent Markets

Click here to read Part 1, about Mormon authors publishing for the national market. Changes in the nature of book buying are causing shifts in the Mormon publishing world. In the past, some self-publishing authors had their works picked up … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, January 17, 2014

I am not going to get my Mormon Market Year in Review done until next week, so I am putting up a Week in Review in the meantime. Lots of awards, nominations, and best-of-2013 lists. I caught up on several … Continue reading

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2013 Mormon Literature Year in Review: Part 1, The National Market

My annual overview starts with fiction and memoirs written for the national market. Next month I will post reviews of the Mormon/Independent market and more. Speculative fiction has been among the most popular and most successful genres for Mormon authors … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, December 28, 2013

Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Covenant release 2013 Best Seller lists. I caught up on a few books that had slipped through the cracks this year. I should have the National Year in Review out next week, and the Mormon … Continue reading

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This Month in Mormon Literature, December 2013

Many Best Book of 2013 lists have been released. Brandon Sanderson’s three 2013 novels appeared all over the young adult lists, including in the New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2013 and winning an Audible Audience Favorite for Audiobook … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, November 9, 2013

The release of the film adaption of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game is the big news of the week. Reviews are mixed, generally people think parts feel rushed, but rate it at least a competent adaption. Some of the reviewers … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, October 21, 2013

The Saratov Approach is the most critically appreciated Mormon-themed movie we have seen in several years, and it looks like it is doing well in its limited opening in Utah. Lots of new national YA books this week, and a … Continue reading

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