Special Award in Literary Journalism
Mormon Literature Year in Review
Documenting a community, especially one as far-flung and diverse as that of Mormon letters, is a time-consuming, thankless task. And yet, every January since 2001, Andrew Hall has compiled and published online a Mormon Literature Year in Review, summarizing publishing events, trends, reviews, and news of popular, literary, and mainstream-published fiction, drama, film and personal essays by, for, and about Mormons. This body of work is invaluable to anyone seeking to understand the current state of Mormon narrative art — and will continue to be for future scholars in the field of Mormon Studies. In 2011, Andrew expanded his service to the community by supplementing these annual reports with his “This Week in Mormon Literature” summary posts to the AML blog, which have become a must-read for anyone with an ongoing interest in the current shape and future directions of Mormon letters. For these services, the Association for Mormon Letters is pleased to recognize Andrew Hall with a special award for literary journalism.