The Association for Mormon Letters awards are made to writing, film, and drama published or produced during the previous year and are awarded during AML’s Annual Meeting, usually held in the late winter or early spring of each year. The winners of the 2007 awards are:
The Award for the Novel: On the Road to Heaven, by Coke Newell. Honorable Mentions went to Before the Dawn by Dean Hughes and The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson.
Young Adult Novel: This Is What I Did by Ann Dee Ellis. Honorable Mentions went to The Princess and the Hound by Mettie Ivie Harrison and Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson.
Short Fiction: “Clothing Esther,” by Lisa Torcasso Downing. Honorable Mention went to “Light of the New Day” by Darrin Cozzens.
Criticism Award: People of Paradox by Terryl Givens.
Film Award: The Mormons, produced and directed by Helen Whitney.
Drama Award: Facing East by Carol Lynn Pearson
Biography Award: An Advocate for Women: The Public Life of Emmeline B. Wells 1870-1920 by Carol Cornwall Madsen.
Special Award: Segullah, a literary journal for Mormon women.
A special criticism award (I think it was) went to BYU Studies Issue 46:2, 2007, Mormons and Film, edited by Gideon Burton and Randy Astle. This issue focuses on Mormons and film.
Award for Outstanding Achievement in Mormon Literature/Contribution to Mormon Literature: Mystery writer Anne Perry.
I might have missed a second Honorable Mention in the Short Fiction category as well as one or two other categories. If anybody has information to fill in blanks I’ve left or clarify the titles of any awards, such as the one that went to BYU Studies, feel free to correct/contribute.