OREM — The Association for Mormon Letters announced honors for publications and other works across a dozen categories at its conference last month. More than 60 works, including books, stories, films and screenplays by, for or about members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, were named as finalists.
The AML Award for comics went to “iPlates: Volume II,” by Stephen Carter and Jett Atwood. In the creative nonfiction category, the award went to Eric Freeze for “Hemingway on a Bike.” Michael Austin received the award in the religious nonfiction category for “Re-Reading Job."
The award in the criticism category went to “Ender’s World: Fresh Perspectives on the SF Classic Ender’s Game” edited by Orson Scott Card. The award in the drama category went to Melissa Leilani Larson for “Pride and Prejudice.”
“Saints and Soldiers: The Void,” directed by Ryan Little, received the film category award.
In the middle grade novel category, the award went to Julie Berry for “The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place,” with Ann Dee Ellis receiving an honorable mention for “The End or Something Like That.”
The award in the picture book category went to McArthur Krishna, Bethany Brady Spalding and Kathleen Peterson for “Girls Who Choose God,” and an honorable mention went to Shannon and Dean Hale and LeUyen Pham for “The Princess in Black.”
In the young adult general novel category, the award went to Chris Crowe for “Death Coming Up the Hill.” Ally Condie received the award in the Young Adult Speculative Novel category for “Atlantia.”
The 2014 AML Award for novels went to Tim Wirkus for “City of Brick and Shadow,” and Brandon Sanderson received an honorable mention for “Worlds of Radiance.”
In both the poetry and short fiction categories, awards were presented for both 2013 and 2014. In the poetry category, the 2013 award went to Alex Caldiero for “sonosuono” and the 2014 award went to Kristen Eliason for “Picture Dictionary.” For short fiction, the 2013 award went to Brad R. Torgersen for “The Chaplain’s Legacy,” and the 2014 award went to Steven L. Peck for “Two-Dog Dose.”
Margaret Blair Young received the 2014 Smith-Pettit Foundation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Mormon Letters, and Karen Rosenbaum and Lance Larsen received AML Honorary Lifetime Membership.
For more about the awards, see associationmormonletters.org/blog/2015/03/aml-awards-for-2014/.
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