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A new exhibit: Orson Scott Card Illustrated

Orson Scott Card is one of the most successful Latter-day Saint authors of our time. The Harold B. Lee Library’s L. Tom Perry Special Collections houses his literary papers, and collects his published work comprehensively. A new small exhibit from the collections, Orson Scott Card Illustrated, coincides with the 2019 annual Life, the Universe and Everything …

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Josi S. Killpack

Josi S. Killpack is a prolific LDS author. Come see our Advanced Reader’s Editions of Forever and Forever as well as A Heart Revealed. Josi uses colored cards to organize her books. Come and look at her creative process.

Bram Stoker and vampire literature

The HBLL is hosting a blood drive in the WSC on Tuesday afternoon, and Special Collections was asked to bring some vampire books to entertain the donors! We’ll be featuring a first edition of Twilight from our Mormon Literary Authors collection and a signed first edition of Dracula from our Victorian Collection. If you really …

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Literary Worlds: Illumination of the Mind

Authors from the Victorian era to modern times are highlighted including Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Arthur Conan Doyle, Orson F. Whitney, Orson Scott Card, Zane Grey, Leslie Norris and Jessica Day George.

Jack Weyland’s Papers Come to BYU

Jack Weyland began publishing novels in 1980 with his well-known and loved Charly.  Previously he wote short stories for The New Era.  Given the vibrant LDS literature community today, it is hard to believe that before Charly there was little in the way of Mormon fiction.  Jack has opened doors for many LDS writers who have …

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Michele Ashman Bell’s Papers

Perry Special Collections is excited about the authors that are choosing to donate their papers.  Our newest author is Michele Ashman Bell.  Known for her romance novels, Michele also writes the popular Latter-day Spies books for children.  She is also the author of several Christmas books.  She has even delved into non-fiction with Happily Forever After.   In 2010 the …

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New Mormon Literature Collections

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is happy to announce two new Mormon literature collections.  G.G. Vandagriff is the author of the popular Alex and Briggie genealogy mystery series.  Her fifth volume in the series, The Hidden Branch, will be out in August of 2009.  This spring a novel of romance and intrigue set in Austria from …

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