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Books and Authors in the News and Online:
- Konden Smith Hansen won Mormon History Association's First Book Award for his book
Frontier Religion: Mormons and America, 1857-1907
- Do you want to peruse our Mormon History titles? Take a look at our Mormon Studies catalog here.
- Kevin Jones gives a lecture about rock art and his book
Standing on the Walls of Time
sponsored by Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.
- Corinne Laverty interviews with Nancy Pearlman for Environmental Directions about her book
North America's Galapagos.
- In a Rugged Land: Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and the Three Mormon Towns Collaboration, 1953-1954 by James Swensen won the Best Book Award from the Utah State Historical Society.
In a Rugged Land: Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and the Three Mormon Towns
by James Swensen won the 15 Bytes Book Award for Art Book
In a Rugged Land: Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and the Three Mormon Towns Collaboration, 1953-1954
by James Swensen won the 2019 Joan Paterson Kerr Book Award for best illustrated book on the history of the American West from the Western History Association.
- Danish But Not Lutheran: The Impact of Mormonism on Danish Cultural Identity,1850-1920 by Julie K. Allen received an honorable mention for Best International Book from the Mormon History Association (MHA).
In a Rugged Land: Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and the Three Mormon Towns Collaboration, 1953-1954 by James Swensen received an honorable mention for Best Book from the Mormon History Association (MHA).
Interwoven: Junipers and the Web of Being by Kristen Rogers-Iversen, copublished with the Utah State Historical Society, was named a “notable book” by the prize committee of the 2018 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award. Interwoven was also announced as a finalist for the 2019 ASLE Book Award, given biennially to recognize excellence in the areas of ecocriticism and environmental creative writing.
Her Mouth as Souvenir by Heather June Gibbons was recommended by Jericho Brown as one of the 17 Best Poetry Books for National Poetry Month in the online O: The Oprah Magazine . Her Mouth as Souvenir was also a finalist for the Northern California Book Awards Poetry Award. Her Mouth as Souvenir was the 2017 winner of the Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry series, cosponsored by the Press and the Department of English at the University of Utah.
Virginia Kerns won the Don D. and Catherine S. Fowler Prize for her manuscript, Colonizing the Wild: A Narrative of an Indian Captive and the House of Brigham Young.