Andrew Hall Interview – Episode 2.16

Andrew Hall was born in Whittier, California. He grew up in the Church and Served a mission in Kobe, Japan. Andrew attended school at BYU and the University of Pittsburgh where he received his PhD in Japanese History Andrew teaches courses in both Japanese and English.

Andrew and his wife have four children, all adopted, ages 15, 11, 11, and 6. Two boys we adopted as babies in the United States through LDS Family Services. The two girls were adopted in Japan, through the city of Fukuoka.

Andrew see’s Mormon literature is a hobby and is a participant in the Association for Mormon Letters group, where he reviews books, plays, and movies, and taking part in their online discussions. In 2000 Andrew started writing a “Mormon Literature Year in Review” article every year, going over the major literary works released that year, and reviewing the publishing news of the year. In 2012 Andrew received an AML “Special Award for Literary Journalism.”

 

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  1. Pingback: This Week in Mormon Literature, April 28, 2014 | Dawning of a Brighter Day

  2. Sorry I talk so quickly. Here are a few of the things I mentioned, or could not remember the names:

    The Japanese manga author is Asuka Akio, from Osaka. Here is his wikipedia page, only in Japanese. http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%A3%9B%E9%B3%A5%E6%98%AD%E9%9B%84

    The Brandon Sanderson high fantasy book is Words of Radiance, the second volume in The Stormlight Archive.

    Other books I mentioned: Julie Berry’s All the Truth That’s In Me, Jennifer Quist’s Love Letters of the Angels of Death, and Jack Harrell’s short story collection A Sense of Order.

    The Mormon literature blogs are “Dawning of a Brighter Day” at http://blog.mormonletters.org/ and A Motley Vision at http://www.motleyvision.org/ .

    Mormon literature just went through its award season, with the AML Awards and the Whitney Awards. Come to Dawning of a Brighter Day to see who won awards this year.


  3. The Indie/Self-Publishing group I mentioned is called Indie Author Hub.Their conference will be on June 7.
    Other books I mentioned: Brandon Sanderson’s Steelheart, The Rithmatist, and Words of Radiance. Julie Berry’s All the Truth That’s In Me. Jack Harrell’s short story collection A Sense of Order. Jennifer Quist’s Love Letters of the Angels of Death.


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