Whitney Awards honor best Mormon novels of 2009

It was a double-dip night for Dave Wolverton at the Whitney Awards held on April 24 at the Provo Marriott. Wolverton not only was honored with a special Whitney for "outstanding achievement," he also walked away with a Whitney for best LDS novel published in 2009.

Elder Gerald N. Lund, a former member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Second Quorum of the Seventy, was also honored with a lifetime achievement award for his novels including the bestselling "The Work and the Glory" series of books.

The Whitney Awards aim to honor the best Mormon novels published each year. "The very best LDS fiction is as good as anything you would find nationally," said author Robison Wells, director and founder of the Whitney Awards. "We can hold these up as examples of LDS fiction at its finest."

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