Author Archives: Andrew Hall

2012 Mormon Literature Year In Review. Part 1, National fiction

Time again for my Year in Review. Part 1 will cover nationally published fiction. Next week’s Part 2 will cover the Mormon market and independently published fiction. Juvenile Fiction The 2012 Mormon-authored book which received the greatest cumulative critical and … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, December 21, 2012

Merry almost-Christmas! There is lots going on this fortnight. Three Christmas plays are finishing their runs in Utah this weekend, with Javen Tanner’s This Bird of Dawning Singeth All Night Long looking especially enticing. Four new films have recently been … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, December 9, 2012

A Christmas short story contest, more end of the year best book lists, essays in McSweeney’s, and a Glenn Beck bestseller that Beck did not write. City of Saints is a new award-winning mystery set in Salt Lake City, with … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, November 26, 2012

LDS author Chris Stewart was elected to the House of Representatives. He is also working with Glenn Beck to republish his The Great and Terrible last days series into a 10-part ebook series, with all of the Mormon parts taken out. Beloved … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Gordon Ryan

We note with sadness the passing of Gordon Ryan, a beloved LDS author. He was 69. Three months ago he was  diagnosed as suffering from a blood disease called Cardiac Amyloidosis. In a recent blog post he discussed his diagnosis, and said it … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, Nov. 12, 2012

Steven Peck takes the top two places in the Four Centuries of Mormon Stories contest. Orson Scott Card and Ally Condie release new novels. Condie gets two starred reviews for the last book in her Matched trilogy. Another singularity averted! … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, Oct. 27, 2012

The “Four Centuries of Mormon Stories” are now up and ready for your comments and votes.  Also lots of new Christmas fiction, and a new collection of Lovecraftian novellas and novelettes. Please send any additions or corrections to mormonlit AT … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, October 9, 2012

Happy conference weekend. Richard Cracroft, one of Mormon literature’s leading critics, passed away. Several contests and best-offs announced their winners, including Jessica George, who won a Utah Book Award. I am back from a week in Utah and a week … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, September 15, 2012

I am in Provo, the Mecca of Mormon lit, for a week visiting family. I am looking forward to seeing Persuasion at the Off-Broadway Theater, and buying books. Please send any additions or corrections to mormonlit AT gmail DOT com. … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, Sept. 1, 2012

A ton of books were released over the last two weeks. Big nationally published MG/YA books, like James Dashner’s first in a hyped multi-author time travel series, Shannon Hale’s long-awaited sequel to a Newberry Honor-winner, and a C. J. Hill … Continue reading

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