Author Archives: Andrew Hall

2005 Mormon Literature Year in Review

[I am continuing to republish the Mormon Literature Year In Review columns which I first posted on the AML-list discussion list. Here are my 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 reviews.] Prose fiction In 2005 a trio of young Mormon … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: R. W. Rasband

We note with sadness the passing of Ray Walter (R. W.) Rasband, on April 2, 2013, after a long battle with kidney disease.  He was 54. R. W. was a frequent commenter and reviewer on AML-list back to at least … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, April 6, 2013

After a relatively quiet month, suddenly there is a burst of activity. The AML Conference was held, and the AML Awards were presented. There were four Hugo nominations for works created by Mormons (or Mormons part of a larger group). … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, March 24, 2013

The Association for Mormon Letters Conference is this weekend, March 29-30, at the UVU Library auditorium (Orem, UT). New novels this week by Orson Scott Card, Stephen Carter, Michaelbrent Collings, and Brandon Mull. Please send any information or corrections to … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, March 8, 2013

Ryan McIlvain’s new Elders is a nationally-published literary novel about Mormon missionaries. McIlvain is a former Church member who served a mission in Brazil, so he knows his subject, as well as being a skilled author. Jennifer A. Neilsen and … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, February 24, 2013

Besides the Orson Scott Card controversy, it has been a fairly quite couple of weeks. Jennifer Nielsen’s The False Prince won a “Cybils”, and made it on the NYT best seller list for the first time. Kiersten White is starting … Continue reading

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Orson Scott Card and homosexuality

I was planning on including the news about this controversy in my Week in Review, but I got interested enough to spin it out into its own post. I’ll post the Week in Review tomorrow. Orson Scott Card has two … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, February 9, 2013

The Whitney Awards Finalists were announced. I made late discoveries of 2012 YA novels by Martine Leavitt and Lana Krumwiede that were well reviewed. Martine Leavitt in particular received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and School Library Journal. Two Mormon-authored … Continue reading

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This Month in Mormon Literature, January 2013

It has been nearly a month since I did a Week in Review, as I was busy with the Year in Review columns. Lots happened. Brandon Sanderson and the late Robert Jordan’s A Memory of Light, the concluding volume of … Continue reading

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2012 Mormon Literature Year in Review, Part 2, Mormon market and independent publishing

See also Part 1, The National Market. I used to call this section “Mormon Market”, but it is getting harder to differentiate between Mormon market books and books by Mormon authors published through independent and small publishers, as well as … Continue reading

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