Award-winning Titles

Greg Kofford Books has been the recipient of numerous awards, highlighting the quality and scholarship of our publications. We are proud of our authors and the contributions they have made to the diverse field of Mormon studies.
2016 Best Literary Criticism Award, Association for Mormon Letters
Writing Ourselves: Listening to the Various Voices of Scripture
By Jack Harrell
“A worthy successor to the work of Eugene England.”—Association for Mormon Letters 

 

2016 Best Religious Non-fiction Award, Association for Mormon Letters
As Iron Sharpens Iron: Listening to the Various Voices of Scripture
Edited by Julie M. Smith
“An excellent study on the challenges found in the Mormon scriptural cannon.”—Association for Mormon Letters

2016 Best Biography Award, John Whitmer Historical Association
William B. Smith: In the Shadow of a Prophet
By Kyle R. Walker
“The definitive biography for years to come.”—Association for Mormon Letters


2015 Best Religious Non-fiction Award, Association for Mormon Letters
Traditions of the Fathers: The Book of Mormon as History
By Brant A. Gardner
“Rich, thorough, provocative.”—Association for Mormon Letters


2015 Best Book Award, Mormon History Association
For the Cause of Righteousness: A Global History of Blacks and Mormonism, 1830–2013
By Russell W. Stevenson
“A valuable and welcome addition.”—BYU Studies Quarterly


2015 Best International Book Award, Mormon History Association
Mormon and Maori
By Marjorie Newton
“Should be considered groundbreaking.”—Journal of Mormon History


2014 Best Religious Non-fiction Award, Association for Mormon Letters
Re-reading Job: Understanding the Ancient World's Greatest Poem
By Michael Austin
“Serves as a helpful introduction to deeper study of Job.”—Studies in the Bible and Antiquity


2014 Best International Book Award, Mormon History Association 
From Above and Below: The Mormon Embrace of Revolution, 1840–1940
By Craig Livingston
“Landmark book.”—D. Michael Quinn, author


2013 Best International Book Award, Mormon History Association
Tiki and Temple: The Mormon Mission in New Zealand, 1854–1958
By Marjorie Newton
“A very scholarly and informative read.”—BYU Studies Quarterly


2012 Best Biography Award, Mormon History Association
“Swell Suffering”: A Biography of Maurine Whipple
By Veda Tebbs Hale
“A splendid biography.”—Mormon Historical Studies


2012 Best Criticism Award, Association for Mormon Letters 
The Gift and Power: Translating the Book of Mormon
By Brant Gardner
“A game changer.”—By Common Consent


2011 Best Book Award, Mormon History Association
Hearken, O Ye People: The Historical Setting of Joseph Smith's Ohio Revelation
By Mark Lyman Staker
“Immensely helpful reference tool.”—Juvenile Instructor


2007 Best Book Award, John Whitmer Historical Association
Modern Polygamy and Mormon Fundamentalism: The Generations after the Manifesto
By Brian C. Hales
“The most thorough and comprehensive study written on the subject .”—Alexander Baugh, author


2003 Best Biography Award, Mormon History Association
Hugh Nibley: A Consecrated Life
By Boyd Jay Petersen
“Delightfully accessible.”—Publisher's Weekly


1988 Best Book Award, Mormon History Association
Mormonism in Transition: A History of the Latter-day Saints, 1890–1930, 3rd ed.
By Thomas G. Alexander
“Required reading for all historians of Mormonism.”—Journal of American History