Author Archives: Jonathan Langford

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.

LTUE 31 Coming!

Life, the Universe, & Everything 31: The Marion K. “Doc” Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy, is coming February 14-16 at the Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. YA fantasy author Megan Whalen Turner is the guest of honor; … Continue reading

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Conversations and Invitations: My 2013 Vision for the AML Blog

I’ve always liked a good conversation with smart and insightful people. It almost doesn’t matter what the topic is. All the better, though, when we share interests and concerns that are near and dear to my heart — such as … Continue reading

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Death of Richard Cracroft

Everyone in the world of Mormon letters will be saddened to hear of the death of Richard Cracroft yesterday, September 20, 2012. A giant has left us. For more details, see the Deseret News obituary.

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Deadline: Marilyn Brown Novel Award (MBNA)

The deadline for submission postmarks is October 1st. The guidelines can be found on Marilyn Brown’s website ( or on the website for the UVU Department of English and Literature, but following are the basics:

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Moderating AML Blog

Most of the time, moderating the AML blog is a fairly easy job. I line up potential contributors, then send out reminder notices. I help out every now and then when people having difficulty posting. (To the limit of my … Continue reading

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2011 AML Awards

Awards for 2011, given on 21 April 2012 Biography: Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism / by Terryl L. Givens and Matthew J. Grow. New York : Oxford University Press, 2011 Autobiography: The Place of Knowing : a … Continue reading

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Announcement: Mormon Lit Blitz Schedule

Moderator Note: Apologies for “stepping” on Kathryn’s day, but we wanted to make sure this announcement got out in a timely fashion. Lots going on in Mormon letters right now! ============================== “We must read, and think, and feel, and pray, … Continue reading

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Writers @ Work Conference 2011

Information provided by Linda Hunter Adams, this year’s chair of Writers at Work. Date: June 9–12, 2011, at Alta Lodge, Utah An intensive writing conference in a cool and historic mountain setting. A perfect place for writers, writer/teachers, editors, and … Continue reading

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Interview with Michael Austin

Below is an interview with Michael Austin, coeditor with Mark T. Decker of Peculiar Portrayals: Mormons on the Page, Stage, and Screen, published in 2010 by Utah State University Press. Mike is provost and vice president for academic affairs at … Continue reading

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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:

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