2010 AML Awards

Orem, Utah, 30 March 2011—The Association for Mormon Letters (AML) announced its 2010 awards last Saturday at AML’s annual meeting held at Utah Valley University.  A list of the awards follows:

Biography: Bittersweet: A Daughter’s Memoir, by Marilyn Arnold. Mahomet, Ill.: Mayhaven, 2010.

Criticism: Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Reader’s Guide, by Grant Hardy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Drama and/or Film: The Book of Jer3miah [web series], produced and directed by Jeffrey Parkin & Jared Cardon. http://www.jer3miah.com/.

Memoir: Home Waters: A Year of Recompenses on the Provo River, by George Handley. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2010.

Novel: The Lonely Polygamist: A Novel, by Brady Udall. New York: Norton, 2010.

Personal Essay: Quotidiana, by Pat Madden. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2010.

Poetry: Her Side of It: Poems, by Marilyn Bushman-Carlton. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2010.

Short Fiction: A Sense of Order and Other Stories, by Jack Harrell. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2010.

Honorable Mention: Light of the New Day and Other Stories, by Darin Cozzens. Provo, Utah: Zarahemla, 2010.

Young Adult Novel: Matched, by Ally Condie. New York: Dutton, 2010.

Special Awards:


— to Eric Jepson, for editing the “Comics!” issue, number 160, of Sunstone

— to Angela Hallstrom, for editing Dispensation: Latter-day Fiction

Blogging: to Ardis Parshall, for her blog “Best Beards” on her website Keepapitchinin

Service:  to Darlene Young, for extraordinary service to AML as Secretary

Smith-Pettit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Mormon Letters: Richard Cracroft

AML, a nonprofit association, was founded in 1976 to promote the production and study of high-quality literature, film, and drama by, for, and about Mormons.  Please visit our website at http://www.mormonletters.org.

Association for Mormon Letters
AML AT mormonletters DOT org

About Jonathan Langford

Hi! I'm the coordinator for the AML blog, a critic and reviewer of Mormon literature and sf&f, and an aspiring creative writer with one published novel. To contact me about the AML blog, email jonathan AT langfordwriter DOT com.
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7 Responses to 2010 AML Awards

  1. Moriah Jovan says:

    *Snoopy dance* for Theric!!!! woo hoooooo

  2. Mahonri Stewart says:

    Very cool!
    But why were drama and film combined this year? They are very different mediums and there were plenty of Mormon plays this year to warrant drama having its own separate award.

  3. Darlene says:

    I would just like to point out in a big way what a huge job it is to arrange the awards each year. We are so grateful to have had Dennis Clark as our Awards Chairman. His job is huge, perhaps the biggest of any of us: he had to think up judges and then (hardest for me) ask them to do it, then coordinate their materials and efforts, then handle all of the notifications, citations and printing, and arrange the reading after the meeting. Whew! It is a mammoth effort and the Mormon lit communities should be bowing to him in gratitude. I know I am. Thanks, Dennis.

  4. Links to the 2011 AML awards and the citations regarding each award are now up on the AML website at http://mormonletters.org/Awards/Year.aspx?year=2010

  5. Th. says:


    Great! I’ve been wanting to read what exactly it was I did…..

  6. You should get a copy of the citation in the mail, Theric.

  7. Th. says:


    Oo! That’s exciting. I should have bought that Groupon for framing…

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