The Oscar noms are still a ways in our future, so I thought I would instead take a stab at the two major novel awards in LDS lit.
Last year, Coke Newell's novel Shocked The World by winning the best-novel award from both AML and the Whitneys (in its first year). I don't think we'll see that feat repeated, but if if does happen, the book to do it will be Angela Hallstrom's Bound on Earth (which I still need a copy of, folks). But, as I said, I don't think it'll sweep. I predict it will take the AML, but the Whitney will go to Abinadi by Heather Moore
Just like when I handicap movie races though, once again, I haven't read the frontrunners. Indeed, I can't even be sure these are the frontrunners, since there isn't exactly an In Conention for the AMLs and Whitneys.
That said, I won't get to vote for either award. But if either Ms Hallstrom or Ms Moore would like to prove that my faith in them is justified, they may send me a copy of their book. This is perfectly legal. My email address in in the left column of my blog. I can also be contacted here.