PROVO — Dan Wells' novel "I Don't Want to Kill You" won the 2011 Whitney Award for Best Novel of the Year at the LDStorymakers banquet on May 5.

Thirty-five Mormon novelists were nominated as finalists in seven categories for the 2011 Whitney Awards.

Other winners include:

Best Novel by a New Author and Best Youth Fiction – General: "With a Name Like Love," by Tess Hilmo

Best General Fiction: "Before I Say Goodbye" by Rachel Ann Nunes

Best Historical: "Letters in the Jade Dragon Box" by Gale Sears

Best Romance: "Borrowed Light," by Carla Kelly

Best Mystery/Suspense: "Rearview Mirror," by Stephanie Black

Best Youth Fiction – Speculative: "Variant," by Robison Wells

Best Speculative Fiction: "The Alloy of Law: A Mistborn Novel," by Brandon Sanderson

Jack Weyland and Douglas Thayer were honored as Achievement Winners.

Winners were selected by members of the Whitney Academy, including members of LDStorymakers and other industry professionals. See for information. Named after Elder Orson F. Whitney, the Whitneys are an awards program for novels written by authors who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.