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.
— 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
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