Author Archives: Andrew Hall

2006-2007 Mormon Literature Years in Review

[I am continuing to republish the Mormon Literature Year In Review columns that I first posted on the AML-list discussion list. Here are my 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 reviews. My 2008 (Part 1a, 1b, 2) 2009 (Part … Continue reading

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In Memoriam-Emma Lou Thayne

Emma Lou Thayne, a giant in Mormon literature, passed away on December 6, 2014, at the age of 90. She was a noted author of poetry, fiction, essays, hymns, and travel stories, as well as her work as an educator, … Continue reading

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This Month in Mormon Literature, Early December 2014

Television writer-producer Glen A. Larson, who put Mormon references in Battlestar Gallatica, passed away. So did science fiction author Alan Lickiss. Luisa Perkins won The Mormon Lit Blitz, and #MormonPoetrySlam is ongoing. Tim Wirkus’ City of Brick and Shadow, a … Continue reading

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This Month in Mormon Literature, Early November 2014

Braden Hepner, who teaches at BYU-Idaho, had his debut novel Pale Harvest published by Torrey House Press. The story of a young man “struggling against betrayal to save his farm, his Mormon faith, and the girl he loves” received starred reviews from … Continue reading

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Get ready for the 2014 AML Awards

The Association for Mormon Letters has been honoring excellence in the arts annually since 1977, making it the oldest Mormon arts awards in existence. You can see the full list of past winners here. The awards are announced each year … Continue reading

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This Month in Mormon Literature, October 2014

The Church PR film Meet the Mormons opens to good box-office and mixed reviews, while the film 16 Stones received poor reviews. Chris Crowe’s new YA novel is written entirely in haiku verse. There are also new juvenile/YA novels from … Continue reading

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